Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche
Groupe des Cartothécaires de LIBER (European Map Curators Group)
12th CONFERENCE: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, 27 JUNE – 1 JULY 2000
Theme: Caught in the WEB or spinning it? : the role of Map Curators in building WWW-sources of cartographic information
Place: The Royal Library, Copenhagen
- June 27, Tuesday
- 09.00-18.00 Registration
- 10.00-14.00 Board and Working Group meetings
- 14.00-15.00 LIBER Business Meeting
- 15.30-17.00 National Progress Reports
- 19.00- Reception – official opening of LIBER Conference
- June 28, Wednesday
- 09.30-10.30 Opening session, keynotes, stands/posters
- 11.00-12.30 1st working session
- 13.30-15.00 2nd working session
Visit to the Danish Map and Land Registry (KMS)
- 19.00- GdC Reception in the Map Collection
- June 29, Thursday
- 09.30-10.30 Working Group for Education – Public presentation
- 11.00-12.30 Working Group for Central and Eastern Europe – Public presentation
- 13.30-16.30 GIS and CD-ROM Workshop (optional) – Geographical Institute
- Dinner at the Observatory Building (own costs)
- June 30, Friday
- 09.30-10.30 LIBER Joint Session: "Mapping the virtual information landscape"
- 11.00-12.30 3rd working session
- 13.30-15.00 4th working session
Visit to the Royal Castle and Royal Library Collection
- July 1, Saturday
- Full day excursion – details to follow
The excursion will start from the Royal Library in the morning, driving to North Zeeland (Hillerød) to look at the castle and especially the Baroque Garden, having lunch at the Castle Masters Inn. In the afternoon we will drive to Elsinore and Kronborg Castle, where we will also visit a small exhibition at the Maritime and Trade Museum located in the castle area. We will return along the coast to Copenhagen to arrive back at around 6 pm.
- Full day excursion – details to follow
Registration fee: $ 75,-
Excursion fee: $ 50,-
Payment should be made to: UNIBANK SWIFT CODE: UNIB DKKK
IBAN NO: DK 73 2000 8473971942 (for Danish participants: 2191 8473971942)
Inscription to be sent before 1 May 2000 to:
Mr. Henrik Dupont, Map Department, Det Kongelige Bibliotek
Chr. Brygge 8, DK-1219 København, Denmark
I intend to attend the LIBER-conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, 27-30 June 1999
I propose to read a paper on the subject:
I propose to read a progress-report 1998-2000 for the country/area:
I shall present a poster on the subject:
Rooms have been booked at the following hotels:
Hotel Euroglobe, Niels Ebbesensvej 20, Frederiksberg
(7) Single rooms (DKr. 1,750 appr. £ 150)
(16) Double rooms (Dkr. 2,375 appr. £ 205)
(2) Triple rooms (Dkr. 2,875 appr. £ 250)
(2) Rooms for 4 (Dkr. 3,375 appr. £ 295)
Hotel Sct. Thomas, Frederiksberg Allé 7, Frederiksberg
(11) Single rooms with shower (Dkr. 2,125 appr. £ 185) with shower + toilet (Dkr. 2,625 appr. £ 225)
(15) Double rooms (from Dkr. 2,925-3,625 appr. £ 255-315)
Hotel Hebron, Helgolandsgade 4, Kbh V
(8) Single rooms (Dkr. 3.400 appr. £ 295)
Please book before 1 April 2000 through the Map department, det Kongelige Bibliotek, P.O. Box 2.149, DK-1016 København K, Denmark (Tel: + 4533474492, Fax: 4533932218).
But payments are to be made to the hotel.
It has been very difficult to book hotels especially after 29 June as the new bridge to Sweden is opening on 1 July and a big medical conference is taking place at the same time. So please book your accommodation as soon as possible!
the role of map curators in building WWW-sources of cartographic information
What should map curators be doing in actively exploiting recent technological developments in imaging and Internet technology? How and why should they be making digital images of their materials available externally? This conference would focus on the creation, development, and maintenance of new virtual collections by map libraries, and consider the problems that need to be addressed for these projects to be successful. Providing effective access to such images will be a central concern, as will the gathering and organising of textual information. A number of particular sub-themes will be covered:
- how can effective access be provided to text, images and their metadata, using search engines or by other means
- which finding aids should be employed (catalogues, indexes, gateways and standards)?
- how should text and images be made available for our various user communities?
- Management and policy
- how can this work be best organised co-operatively?
- how should this work be best funded and managed?
- which maps should be made available over the Internet and why?
- what type and quantity of textual information should be provided with images?
- what technology is most appropriate for scanning, compression, and access?
- what metadata standards should be employed for access and retrieval?
As the conference has been organised to run simultaneously with the main LIBER conference, we will be holding a joint meeting on Friday 30 June with the theme "Mapping the virtual information landscape". This will concentrate on common concerns that map curators share with their library colleagues in providing access to WWW collections, and their special skills and techniques that could benefit non-cartographic collections. The following themes will be addressed:
- Where are map libraries heading?: some route maps for the digital future (Tony Campbell, The British Library London)
- Learning on the Internet – sense or nonsense (Jürg Bühler, ETH-Bibliothek, Zürich)
- The mapping of Europe: a distributed library of surveys? (Gudrun Zögner, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)
We have also been kindly invited by the LIBER Board to the Opening Reception of the main LIBER Annual Conference on 27 June, and to the main exhibition and product reviews which will take place from Tuesday 27 June to Thursday 29 June.
The conference will be organised by the Map Department of the Royal Library in Copenhagen. The conference organiser is Mr Henrik Dupont.
Conference languages will be English, German and French.
The programme includes map exhibitions, posters, as well as demonstrations by institutions and manufacturers.
Papers offered should bear on one of the above subjects.
Offers for papers should be send to the Henrik Dupont and state: name, function, and full paper title. 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 will still be published with the proceedings of the conference.
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 co-ordinator:
Mr Henrik Dupont
Det Kongelige Bibliotek
Chr. Brygge 8
However, the Danish Organising Committee cannot guarantee that requests will be met.
Institutions or a group of institutions are invited to offer to host the 13th conference of 2002 and later bi-annual conferences. Offers should be made during the LIBER-meeting on June 27, 2000. Information on organizing a conference can be obtained from the Secretary, Chris Fleet (Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SL, United Kingdom, E-mail: email@example.com)