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Announcing: World Directory of Map Collections


Newsletter of the IFLA Section of Geography and Map Libraries (On-line)

Newsletter 44
June 2000


Announcing: World Directory of Map Collections

The fourth edition of the World Directory of Map Collections was completed in June 2000 updating the previous edition issued in 1993. For each map collection, in addition to name, address, contacts and reference services, are given staff and area figures, size and main characteristics of the collection as well as information on bibliographic control, lending and copying services, conservation and storage. This publication lists 714 institutions from 121 countries: national and regional libraries and archives, university and public libraries, geographical, geological and hydrographic institutes, surveys and museums. The directory is published by Saur and will soon be available.

Olivier Loiseaux

President of the IFLA Section of Geography and Map Libraries
Editor, World Directory of Map Libraries
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Département des Cartes et Plans
58 rue de Richelieu
75084 Paris cedex 02
Tel. : 00 33 1 47 03 83 56
Fax : 00 33 1 47 03 83 61
E-Mail : olivier.loiseaux@bnf.fr



Geography and Map Libraries Section
66th IFLA General Conference
International Convention Centre
Binyanei Ha-Ooma
Jerusalem, Israel

Friday, August 11

7:30 - 16:00

IFLA Registration

14:00 - 18:00

Special Libraries Coordinating Board I (#4)

Saturday, August 12


09:00 - 11:00

ISBD-CM Discussion Group (informal)

14:30 - 17:20

Geography and Map Libraries Standing Committee I (#43)

17:30 - 18:30

National Caucuses (#56 -- #66) (USA at 17:00)

Reception for IFLA Officers (on invitation only)

Sunday, August 13

7:30 - 18:00

Registration until the close of sessions for the day

08:00 - 09:00

ISBD-CM Discussion Group (formal)

09:00 - 10:20

Introduction to IFLA for Newcomers (#76)

13:00 - 13:30

Travel by bus #28 or #9 or taxi to Mt. Scopus Campus, Hebrew University, Department of Geography and Map Library

13:30 - 14:30

Visit Map Library and Map Exhibit on Geography's 50 years and the University's 75 years
Social Sciences Building, Room 1623
Hosted by: MS. RACHEL KANGISER, Curator

14:30 - 15:30

Tour and Lecture on Historical Aerial Photographic Archives
Hosted by: DR. DOV GAVISH, Department of Geography


Opening of Exhibition/Reception (#90)

Monday, August 14

8:30 - 11:00

Open Session (#97a)
  1. Panel Discussion with leading International Map Library Professionals
  2. Survey of Israel
    CARMELA SZANCER (Head, Land Information Division, Survey of Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel)
  3. Cave Research Center
    EREZ BEN NATAN (Cave Research Center, Department of Geography, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)

11:00 - 15:30

Field Trip to Sorek and Beit Guvrin Caves

Conducted by: EREZ BEN NATAN (CRC, Dept. of Geography, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
** NOTE** There will be a $10 - $20 charge for this field trip based on the number of participants.

14:30 - 15:20

Information Coordinators Meeting (#106)

16:00 - 18:00

IFLA Opening/Plenary Session (#107)


Reception and Folklore Performance at Hebrew University (#108)

Tuesday, August 15

07:30 - 09:00

Taxis to Tel Aviv for visit to Survey of Israel
**NOTE** Transportation will be $25 per person

09:00 - 11:00

Lecture and Tour of Survey of Israel, 1 Lincoln St., Tel Aviv, Is. Hosted By: DIRECTOR GENERAL RON, DR. JOSEPH FORRAI, and CARMELA SZANCER (Survey of Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel)

11:00 - 12:00

Taxis return to Conference Center in Jerusalem

12:30 - 15:00

Special Libraries Division Papers (#124)
"Authenticity of Digital Collections"
  1. Is authenticity in digital collections really as issue?
    TERRY KUNY (XIST Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  2. Issues of authenticity of spatial data
    PATRICK MCGLAMERY (Map and Geographic Information Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA)
  3. On authenticity in the virtual reality (images, societies)
    Speaker to be announced


Meet EVA WAJNTRAUB and bus at the Conference Center for The Israel Map Collectors Society Program

15:30 - 16:30

SHRINE OF THE BOOK to see the Dead Sea Scrolls
ISRAEL MUSEUM to see Yemenite Exhibition

16:30 - 17:30

HOLYLAND HOTEL to see model of 2nd Temple

17:30 - 18:15

CARTA Jerusalem mapping company

18:15 - 19:00

STEIMATSKY'S BOOKSHOP for maps and atlases

19:30 - 20:30


20:45 - 21:45

TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM to see CHIHULY glass exhibit by night


Return to Hotels

**NOTE** This program will cost $40 per person, covering all admission fees and bus transportation. Please pay by Monday Evening at the Hebrew University Reception.

Wednesday, August 16

08:00 - 12:30

IFLA Walking Tour of Old City (Meet at the Jaffa Gate)

**NOTE** Be sure to pick up a "WEDNESDAY" ticket when you register for the conference.

12:30 - 14:00



Cultural Evening at the Israel Museum (#166)

Thursday, August 17

09:00 - 13:00

National Library Laor Map Collection
Hosted by: SHOSHANA KLEIN (Laor Map Collection, Jewish, National & University Library, Jerusalem, Israel) Geography and Map Libraries Standing Committee II (#186a) will meet at the completion of the Laor Collection visit, in their map room, concluding by their closing at 13:00.

Friday, August 18

08:00 - 09:00

Past, Present, and Future IFLA Conference Organizers (#187)

12:45 - 14:45

Special Libraries Coordinating Board II (#227)

15:00 - 17:00

Council and Closing Session (#234)

The 67th IFLA Council and General Conference will be held from August 16 through August 25, 2001 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Future conferences are: Glasgow, Scotland, UK, August 18 through August 24, 2002; Berlin, Germany, August 1 through August 8, 2003; Buenos Aires, Argentina 2004; and Seoul, South Korea 2006. The site for the 2005 conference is open for invitations.


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