Dear friends and colleagues (apologies for cross posting)
This is a reminder that there are just a few days left to register for
the Annual Workshop of the Map Curators Group (MCG) of the British
Cartographic Society : *The customer and the map curator, or, the
importance of being relevant*
A late booking fee of £50 applies for bookings made after 10 August
(delegates needing an invoice just need to submit their booking form by
Friday 10th August to be considered "early", we don't need the payment
by then). We are sorry that no bookings can be accepted after 17 August.
The speakers are working hard on their presentations for the
Workshopwhich will be held at the University of Leeds, England, on
Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th August 2012.
Thetheme is *The customer and the map curator, or, the importance of
The programme and booking form can be found at
http://www.cartography.org.uk/default.asp?contentID=1035 . The programme
is also reproduced below.
B&B arrangements in the Universitys newly refurbished Storm Jameson
Court http://www.meetinleeds.co.uk/stormjamesoncourt.php are available
at special rates for the Workshop. Delegates should book and pay for B&B
via this link:
So please come and join us in Leeds - you don't have to be a member of
the Map Curators Group (MCG) or the British Cartographic Society - to
meet with colleagues, hear some fascinating talks and go on some
*Wednesday 29 August (approx. 9.30am-6pm ; speakers possibly not in
April Carlucci (consulting map librarian) - Do we have what they need?
Assessing map collections and geographic information requirements at the
Natural History Museum
Tom Armitage (Geoservices Support, EDINA) - Assessing User Satisfaction
for the Digimap Service: Surveys, spreadsheets and a different kind of chart
Paula Williams (Senior Map Curator, National Library of Scotland) -
Mystery shoppers and survey monkeys: evaluating the map customer experience
Kimberly Kowal (Lead Curator - Digital Mapping, British Library) -
Engaging with users + enhancing access to maps: crowdsourced georeferencing
Stephanie Davidson (Records Management and Digital Collections
Coordinator, West Yorkshire Archives) - Taking history off the map
Seppe Cassettari (CEO, The GeoInformation Group) - Do you need GIS to be
The annual Business Meeting of the Map Curators' Group will follow the
speakers (approx. 4pm).
The evening will finish with an optional group meal at a local
restaurant (for those who have booked, time tbc).
*Thursday 30 August Visits (approx. 10.00am-4pm)
*The /University of Leeds School of Earth and Environment/ will host our
morning visit which will include SEEs map library, GIS and 3D
visualisation suites. Clare Gordon (Teaching Fellow and Map Curator) and
Geoffrey E. Lloyd (Reader in Microgeodynamics) will give the
presentation Geological map making with students: combining the old with
the new. Come see maps at work!
/Marks & Spencer Company Archive/ Recently opened to the public for
the first time, the Archive contains materials from the 128 year history
of this British institution, including staff publications, photographs
and films, garments and household products, design and advertising
material. If youve ever bought anything in M&S, youll want to see this!
If you would like more information, please contact:
Ann Sutherland, Convener, The Map Curators' Group
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April Carlucci, The Itinerant Map Catalog(u)er [log in to unmask]
Paula Williams [log in to unmask]
Anne Taylor, Cambridge University Library Map Department [log in to unmask]
See you in Leeds!
Head of Map Department, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR
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