Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Celestial Charts: Exploring and Observing Space at the Geography and Map Division

August 13, 2015.
Carolyn Osborn, of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, has written a brief introductory post about the collections within the Geography & Map Reading Room.

"Approximately half of the Geography and Map Division’s celestial charts are uncatalogued. Even fewer have been digitally scanned. So just because it’s not online, doesn’t mean we don’t have it! All of our acquisitions made since 1970 have corresponding digital catalog records, however, the rest of our collections are organized by a unique classification system devised for our Division. The Library’s geography/maps specialists are here to help should you have questions about the Library’s holdings."

To read the full postclick here.

Geography & Map Reading Room

"The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress provides cartographic and geographic information for all parts of the world to the Congress, Federal agencies, state and local governments, the scholarly community, and to the general public. It is the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world, numbering over 5.2 million maps, including 80,000 atlases, 25,000 geospatial datasets, 6,000 reference works, numerous globes and three-dimensional plastic relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats."
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