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The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection at Stanford University, the Smithsonian, the Ashmoleon Museum, and the British Museum are also well represented here.
Moving back to Australia, and fast-forwarding to the present, the State Library of Victoria's map collection coordinator Sarah Ryan introduces us to some recent internal changes affecting service delivery in her Maps Collection, as well as highlighting the scope of the collection.
We support research groups; promote geography within the national curriculum; produce scholarly publications; provide training in scientific field techniques and expeditions; offer information through our large map collection, library and picture library; and engage the wider public through our popular national lecture series.
The highly interactive service provides tools and procedures that allow users to easily find historic map scans from USGSs Historical Topographic Map Collection and even compare those with modern day maps.
The rest of the book applies specifically to libraries, covering the history of map librarianship, core competencies required, reference sources for both software and maps, working the map reference desk, citing maps, collection development, cataloging and classification, and promoting your map collection.
It also showcases an antique Philippine map collection, the earliest of which dates back to the year 1560, and a big 1852 map showing 'Bajo de Masinloc' (Scarborough Shoal) as Philippine territory.
Guided tour of the rare map collection of the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia by the curator of the museum Elena Poyiadji Richter.
With uncompromising attention to detail, exquisite world-class artistry and accurate historical reflection, Xplorer Maps is proud to include "Great Smoky Mountains National Park" into their ever-growing map collection of National Parks and significant destinations worldwide.
For lots of examples, go to the David Rumsey Map Collection <http://www.
Initial collections that featured on this platform include the Vrye Weekblad and Die Zuid-Afrikaan newspapers, maps from the Hugh Solomon historical map collection, photographs from the James Walton collection, and a number of items from the Albert Coates and Stefans Grove collections which are housed at the Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS).
The Royal Map Collection -- which includes maps drawn by legendary Ottoman seaman Piri Reis -- is also now being exhibited in the Topkapy Museum.
Longyear Research Library, which houses more than 16,000 titles, 10,000 photographic images, and a map collection featuring more than 1,000 items.