Hello again, everyone! It’s your Library Director, Marna Hostetler, here with another batch of suggestions from our Suggestion Box. Thank you very much for your feedback! Let’s get started:
1. “More non-European cartography.”
For this one, I enlisted the help of our Associate Director and Collection Development Librarian, Martha Niemeier. We agree – cartography is such an interesting topic! So very broad and including so many resources – maps, globes, atlases, web sites, GIS, as well as books about maps and map-making. It covers each continent and world region as well as each country and parts of each country. Time periods range from the modern to the ancient. There are the specialties such as terrain, roads, population, tourism, economics, floods, crops, weather, space, oceans, and so on.
We have maps of areas and time periods in the Reference Collection to support course work, and we have a number of resources on all areas of the world in the other areas of the library. We always welcome suggestions from faculty and students for additional items that support courses.
If you need journal articles, the following databases are good resources for geography research:
These two journals are good for articles on cartography:
- Cartographic Journal
The library owns 06/01/2003 – 1 year ago in Academic Search Premier
The library owns 12/01/1999 – present in Lexis-Nexis Academic
Web sites that provide cartographic information include:
Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps
Subjects to search in the catalog include, among others:
- Physical geography
To find items in the stacks, these classifications may prove useful, although additional resources are located in other areas:
GA1-1776 Mathematical geography. Cartography
GA51-87 Surveys (General)
GA109 Aerial cartography
GA109.5 Cadastral mapping
GA109.8 Statistical mapping
GA125-155 Map drawing, modeling, printing, reading, etc.
GA192-197.3 Collections of maps, globes, etc. Map libraries
GA260-288 Globe making. Globes
GA300-325 World maps, general atlases, etc.
GA341-1776 Maps. By region or country
Here is a sampling of some of the titles Rice Library owns:
In the Reference area:
- Goode’s World Atlas – Howard Veregin -Call Number: Reference G1021 .G6 2005
- Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas – Sylvia A. Earle and Linda K. Glover – Call Number: Atlas Stands G2800 .E24 2009
In the stacks:
- Art of the map : an illustrated history of map elements and embellishments / Dennis Reinhartz ; foreword by John Noble Wilford. – Call Number: GA108.7 .R45 2012
- Coastal-change and glaciological map of the Amery Ice Shelf area, Antarctica : 1961-2004 / Kevin M. Foley … [et al.] ; U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; prepared in cooperation with the Scott Polar Research Institute, United King – Call Number: G3701.C5 svar .U52 no.I-2600-Q
- Geologic map of the north polar region of Mars / by Kenneth L. Tanaka and Corey M. Fortezzo ; cartography by Darlene A. Ryan ; U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. – Call Number: G1000.5.M3 .T36 2012
- Geologic map of the Snegurochka Planitia quadrangle (V-1), Venus / by Debra M. Hurwitz and James W. Head ; edited by Theresa Iki ; cartography by Darlene A. Ryan ; U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey – Call Number: G1000.5.V4 .H87 2012
- Maps: Finding our place in the world – James R. Akerman and Robert W. Karrow, Jr – Call Number: GA108 .M34 2007
- Naming of America : Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 world map and the Cosmographiae introductio / featuring a new translation and commentary by John W. Hessler. – Call Number: E125.V6 W1513 2008
- No] Dig, [no] fly, [no] go: How maps restrict and control – Mark Monmonier – Call Number: GA108.7 .M664 2010
- On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks / Simon Garfield. – Call Number: GA201 .G37 2013
- A primer of GIS: Fundamental geographic and cartographic concepts – Francis Harvey – Call Number: G70.212 .H38 2008
- Revenge of geography : what the map tells us about coming conflicts and the battle against fate / Robert D. Kaplan. – Call Number: JC319 .K335 2012
- 100 maps : the science, art and politics of cartography throughout history / edited by John O.E. Clark ; introduction by Jeremy Black. – Call Number: GA201 .O54 2005
- Cartography in antiquity and the Middle Ages [electronic resource] : fresh perspectives, new methods / edited by Richard J.A. Talbert and Richard W. Unger. – Ebrary Academic Complete, Electronic Books
- Classics in cartography [electronic resource] : reflections on influential articles from Cartographica / edited by Martin Dodge ; with a foreword by Jeremy W. Crampton. – Ebrary Academic Complete, Electronic Books
- From here to there [electronic resource] : a curious collection from the hand drawn map association / Kris Harzinski. – Electronic Books – search catalog by title or author
- In the memory of the map [electronic resource] : a cartographic memoir / by Christopher Norment. – Electronic Books – search catalog by title or author
- Sea monsters [electronic resource] : a voyage around the world’s most beguiling map / Joseph Nigg. – EBSCOhost Electronic Books
Thank you for the opportunity to talk about this all-encompassing subject. Get it?! All-enCOMPASSing?!! And big thanks to Martha Niemeier for her excellent assistance on this response!!
- More study rooms
I agree that more study rooms would be a fantastic addition to our beautiful library building. Let me work on this!
- Video cameras that you can rent!
I checked into this and did not find a resource on campus that fits this need, and I’m not sure the library is the best place. I will attempt to identify the appropriate on-campus entity for this idea and will take the idea there. In the meantime, you could use the video feature on one of our iPads.
- Coat hooks for the desks, with the walls on them, for people to hang coats and hats
Excellent suggestion! I will add this to my list of purchase ideas.
- Better toilet paper
Toilet paper for the entire campus is bought in bulk by Custodial Services, not the library. Sorry…