2010 RBMS Preconference in Philadelphia
"PACSCL welcomes the Rare Books and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, to Philadelphia! In June 2010, PACSCL will host the RBMS annual preconference from the 22nd to 25th. Collaboration is the conference theme, and PACSCL's 25 years of cooperation will be one of the models examined. Events will take place at the Doubletree Hotel, in the heart of Center City, as well as at the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the American Philosophical Society in Old City. Attendees will have many opportunities to get to know the city and PACSCL's member institutions. Further information on the conference will be made available as it develops, and can be found at the RBMS website."
View selected historic maps and aerial photographs, mixed with current data from Google in a Google Maps viewer. The "crown jewel" is a full-city mosaic of the 1942 Philadelphia Land Use Maps.
Create digital maps that display a wide range of cultural material by using place and time as a common element.
ECAI technical infrastructure illustrates the vision of sharing distributed data and using time enabled mapping tools.
GIS technology is proving itself to be a valuable tool for organizing data for both the public and private sectors -- for municipal infrastructure maintenance and record-keeping, regional planning, real estate, land use, and tourism. At the same time, scholars are using the technology in disciplines that embrace the humanities, the social sciences, the physical sciences, and medicine.
Now, PACSCL invites current and potential GIS users to gather to think about new uses for a geographic based resource, new users from a range of disciplines, and new ranges of contributors and contributions. The purpose of this symposium is to focus less on the "how" of building a GIS and more on the "why." We will concentrate on finding ways that data from all of these sectors -- when organized with a sense of place and time -- can offer new insights into connections across these disciplines.
Panel discussions in the mornings will be followed by facilitated small group discussions and information sharing in the afternoons. Participants will be grouped according to potential GIS uses (history, social sciences, city/regional planning, human services, public health, etc.) and users (professional affinity groups) for the small group discussions. PACSCL's objectives in hosting this event are to foster increased cooperation among a widened range of current and potential GIS users and to give participants the opportunity to consider issues of how best to work together in the presence of a lively and informed group of colleagues. The results of this symposium will be used to further shape the Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network.
Wierd. When I click on the link to penntext screen from Penntags, it looks like we don't have te article online fulltext, but the screen I tagged provided a link to the ACM journal that has it. We do have the fulltext. Hmm. A little troubling.
Apparently, there's something in here about video games teaching spatial literacy. Reccomended by David Seaman from DLF.