Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche
Groupe des Cartothécaires de LIBER (European Map Curators Group)
11th CONFERENCE: KRAKÓW, POLAND, 15-18 SEPTEMBER 1998
Theme: Technology in map collections: a means or an end?
Place: The Polonia Institute of the Jagiellonian University (ul. Jodlowa 13, PL-30-252 Kraków)
- September 15, Tuesday
- 08.00-11.00 Registration
- 09.00-11.00 Board and Working Group meetings
- 11.00-12.30 LIBER Meeting I (business-meeting)
- 14.00-19.00 Reception at the Jagiellonian Library Exhibition
- 19.00 Return by bus to hotel
- September 16, Wednesday
- 09.00-11.00 Opening session, keynotes, stands/posters
- 11.00-13.00 National reports
- 14.00-15.45 1st working session
- 16.15-18.00 2nd working session
- 19.00 Dinner in the "Ziyad" restaurant at the castle in Przegorzaly
- September 17, Thursday
- 09.00-10.45 3th working session
- 11.15-12.45 4th working session
- Afternoon Free
- September 18, Friday
- 09.00-12.30 5th working session
- 14.00-15.30 LIBER-meeting II (subject-meeting)
- 15.30-19.00 Visits to the Jagiellonian Museum and Wawel Castle
- September 19, Saturday
- 07.00-19.00 Excursion to Zakopane with a walk around the Morskie Oko lake and a visit to the Tatra Mountains Museum
Registration fee: $ 50,- (transport from and to hotel is included)
Excursion fee: $ 25,-
Accomodation: See Annex
Inscription to be sent before August 1, 1998 to:
Dr. Jadwiga Bzinkowska, Biblioteka Jagiellonska,
al. Mickiewicza 22, PL-30-059 Kraków, Poland
I intend to attend the LIBER-conference in Kraków, Poland, 15-18 September 1998
I propose to read a paper on the subject:
I propose to read a progress-report 1996-1998 for the country/area:
I shall present a poster on the subject:
The conference will be organized by the Map Department of Jagiellonian Library in Kraków in co-operation with the Polish Map Curators Group. Co-ordinator is Dr. Jadwiga Bzinkowska of the Jagiellonian Library.
Conference languages will be English, German and French.
The programme includes map exhibitions, posters, as well as demonstrations by institutions and manufacturers.
Technology in map collections: a means or an end? concerns itself with the impact of technology on everyday practises in map libraries and easing or burdening the workload of map curators. This can be translated into two broad problem fields: (A) 'How to cope with digital spatial data (either original or digitized) and deriving new user services' and (B) 'How can (digital) technology aid in the management of collections'.
(A) Problems concerning digital spatial data and user services revolve around the following subjects:
- acquiring processes
- public services:
- making map and spatial data sources available (hardware, software, GIS)
- reproduction (hardcopy and digital)
- referring to externally available sources
(B) Problems concerning management revolve around the following subjects:
- filing / storage
- substitution (facsimiles / digitizing)
- creating general rules and systems
- acquiring general knowledge to serve all processes better
- commerce vs academic freedom
- where are the limits
From the 10th conference we can add the special items of the 'interavailability of materials' (electronic documents can be held anywhere within an institution) and the role national libraries and archives have in the acquisition of electronic materials.
Roelof Oddens of Utrecht University, who upkeeps the Internet-site Odden's Bookmarks, the facsinating world of maps and mapping with over 5,000 hyperlinks (May 1998) would like a discussion about how to regionally/thematically divide the workload of upkeeping this site and how to documentate the hyperlinks.
Papers offered should bear on one of the above subjects.
Offers for papers should be send to the Conference-Director (Dr. Jadwiga Bzinkowska) and state: name, function, full title of paper. The offer should be accompanied by an abstract of between 150 and 250 words.
When a paper is offered which is not selected to be read at the conference it still will be published with the proceedings of the conference.
Though participants in the last conference in Berlin, 1996, requested more workshop-like session, the Board did not find possibilities to organize these mainly because there were not enough diverging papers offered which could be used to set up discussions. However, the Board will try to set up a general discussion concerning the overall theme during the 5th Working session.
Institutions or a group of institutions are invited to offer to host the 13th conference of 2002. Offers should be made during the LIBER-meeting on September 15, 1998. Information on organizing a conference can be obtained from the Secretary, Jan Smits (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, SKD, P.O. Box 90.407, 2509 LK The Hague, The Netherlands).
Map curators from Central- and Eastern Europe who want to participate in the conference, but who have trouble financing travel and/or accommodation are requested to write to the Conference-Director:
Dr. Jadwiga Bzinkowska
al. Mickiewicza 22
tel.: +48-12-6336377, ext. 382
E-mail: ujbzinko@cyf-kr. edu.pl
However, the Polish Organizing Committee cannot guarantee that requests will be met.
Secretary Groupe des Cartothécaires de LIBER
A N N E X
Fees should be payable to:
BPH IV O/ (1060 1389 – 1023 – 27 000 – 400101)
"swift"-code: BPH KPLPKA
Account: 24912104 "Liber"
Euro-card can be used at the bank at the airport, but not at the bank-o-mat.
Check with your own bank whether you can use your credit card- or bankcard.
The following rooms are available in the Polonia Institute, with charges per person per day:
Single room: 78 P.Z. (ca. 25 US$)
Double room: 45 P.Z. (ca. 15 US$)
Triple room: 35 P.Z. (ca. 12 US$)
Rooms must be paid on arrival in Polish Zlotys (P.Z.).
Meals will be charged every morning in Polish Zlotys.
10 rooms are reserved from September 14-20.
Another 60 rooms are reserved from September 15-20.
Hotel-reservations must be directed to:
ul. Jodlawa 13
PL-30-252 Krakow, Pregorzaly
Tel: +48 12 4297110
Fax: +48 12 4299351
or to the Conference-Director Dr. Jadwiga Bzinkowska
To arrange transport from the airport/station to the hotel please notify the Conference-Director of your time of arrival.