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Susan Macicak,
Collection Development Officer

Merry Burlingham,
Chief Bibliographer

Carolyn Cunningham,
Collection Administration Librarian

Mary Rader,
Global Studies Coordinator

Dale Correa,
Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Bonnie Brown Real,
Collection and Consortia Assessment Coordinator

Lexie Thompson Young,
UT System Licensing Coordinator

Emilie Algenio,
Consortia Resources Coordinator

Lisa Aguilar,
Library Specialist

University of Texas Libraries Map Collection



I. Purpose:
To provide map material in support of the University teaching and research at all levels and in all pertinent subject areas and to preserve important graphic interpretations of historical periods and geographic areas. Maps are used most heavily by faculty and students in the fields of geography, geology, history, area studies, anthropology and archaeology, although there is considerable use of certain thematic maps by researchers in advertising, marketing, economics, public affairs, marine studies and many other subjects.

Unless specifically suited for the Center for American History, the Benson Latin American Collection, or the Geological Sciences Map Collection of the Geology Library, all materials will be housed in the Map Collection of the Perry-Castañeda Library .

II. PERRY-CASTAñEDA LIBRARY LIBRARY MAP COLLECTION- General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: English is the primary language of the collection but maps in all languages are considered for inclusion based upon the quality of the cartography and the availability of mapping for any specific area or subject.

B. Chronological Guidelines: None; emphasis is placed on the 20th century.

C. Geographical Guidelines: World-wide Lunar and planetary materials will be acquired very selectively. Particular emphasis is placed upon areas which are of relevance to academic programs and identified university research.

D. Treatment of Subject: Topographic, political, transportation, and outline and base maps and atlases are acquired. World, national, regional, and state atlases are collected. Thematic maps and atlases are acquired according to subject guidelines, emphasis will be given to economic, historical, linguistic, demographic, and transportation maps and atlases. Current editions of road and travel atlases are selectively acquired, as are school maps or atlases and juvenile materials.

E. Types of Materials: Because of the varied informational needs to be met by the map collection, many types of materials are required, including:
  • selected reference works, such as bibliographies, indexes, reference guides to map materials, gazetteers, and dictionaries of geographic and cartographic terms (See also Reference Collection Policy);
  • sheet maps;
  • index maps and map catalogs;
  • road maps;
  • navigational charts and bathymetric charts;
  • aeronautical charts;
  • city plans;
  • photomaps;
  • raised relief maps;
  • facsimiles;
  • atlases.
Wall maps, star charts, computer-generated cartography, and globes are acquired on a very selective basis. Atlases are purchased in loose-leaf format whenever possible for ease of maintenance and use. Bound collections of reproductions of antiquarian maps and facsimiles of rare or historical atlases are purchased.

F. Date of Publication: Emphasis is upon the most recent mapping for any area or subject. Superseded editions of maps are kept if they are of genuine historical value; otherwise, they are used for exchange purposes. Maps of Texas issued in the last 20 years are kept in the Perry-Castañeda Library ; older maps will be kept in the Center for American History. Current editions of atlases are sought and older editions of standard atlases are acquired very selectively as are early printings of atlases of primarily historical interest; reprints or facsimiles are preferred in the latter case.

G. Other General Considerations: Deposit arrangements with various federal, state and local agencies, e.g., the U.S. Geological Survey, the Defense Mapping Agency, the National Ocean Survey, assure comprehensive coverage of selected areas. Acquisition of Latin American maps in the Perry-Castañeda Library is very limited since the primary location for these materials is the Benson Latin American Collection. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center contains a number of rare maps and atlases, and the Art Department's Slide Library contains many slides of maps primarily historical or thematic in nature.
III. Observations an Qualifications by Area and Scale*

Subject Scale CDP [NCIP] Collection Level Bibliographer
Lunar and Planetary - A PCL Maps
World Maps Small Scale C PCL Maps
Africa Small and Medium Scale C PCL Maps
Africa- Large Scale A PCL Maps
Arctic and Antarctica Small Scale C PCL Maps
Arctic and Antarctica- Medium and Large Scale A PCL Maps
Asia (includes Russia)- Small, Medium, and Large Scale C PCL Maps
Australia Small and Medium Scale C PCL Maps
Australia- Large Scale A PCL Maps
Europe Small, Medium, and Large Scale C PCL Maps
Middle East- Small, Medium, and Large Scale C PCL Maps
Canada- Small, Medium, and Large Scale C PCL Maps
United States- Small Scale C PCL Maps, See also Center for American History Statement
United State- Medium and Large Scale D PCL Maps, See also Center for American History Statement
South America, Central America, Mexico**-**Map holdings of Latin America are minimal in PCL. No large scale mapping is kept. Instead, materials are housed in the Benson Latin American Collection. Small, Medium, and Large Scale A PCL Maps
All Other Areas Small and Medium Scale C PCL Maps
All Other Areas Large Scale A PCL Maps

*Small scale maps = 1:1,000,000 and smaller; Medium scale maps = between 1:100,000 and 1:1,000,000 ; Large scale maps = 1:100,000 and larger.

CENTER FOR AMERICAN HISTORY MAP COLLECTION

I. Purpose:
The map collection supports the materials and subjects collected by the Center for American History. The Center encourages and supports scholarship in all areas relating to the history and development of Texas and the Southwest. (See Center for American History Statement )

II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: While English is the primary language of collection, maps in Spanish and German are given high priority. Maps in other languages are considered for acquisition based upon the quality of the cartography and the availability of mapping for the area.

B. Chronological Guidelines: No limitation.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Primarily Texas, but including as a lower priority, materials dealing with the southern and western United States.

D. Treatment of Subject: Topographic, political and historical maps are collected, as are plat, railroad, highway, and other thematic maps pertaining to Texas and the Southwest.

E. Types of Materials: The collection includes printed and manuscript maps, facsimiles, photostats, blueprints, and tracings. Relief maps and globes are not acquired.

F. Date of Publication: The collection houses all maps of Texas which are over 20 years old. Maps of Texas issued in the last 20 years are kept in the Map Collection of the Perry-Castaneda Library, although the Center acquires some recent materials for reference purposes.

G. Other General Considerations: Maps of Texas issued on deposit by the U.S. Geological Survey, regardless of subject or geographical area, which are associated with manuscript collections in the archives will be preserved in the Center.

MAP COLLECTION OF THE BENSON LATIN AMERICAN COLLECTION

I. Purpose:
The map collection supports the materials and subjects collected by the Benson Latin American Collection. The collection encourages and supports scholarship in all areas relating to Latin America. (See Benson Latin American Collection Statement)

II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: Maps in all languages are considered for inclusion based upon the quality of the cartography and the availability of mapping for any area or subject.

B. Chronological Guidelines: No limitations.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Latin America, which includes all countries and areas of the Western Hemisphere from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego and all Caribbean islands and possessions of those nations. Also materials on states of the United States during the period they were a part of the Spanish Empire or Mexico. (A list of Latin American countries and the major Caribbean islands is appended to the general guidelines of the Benson Latin American Statement.)

D. Treatment of Subject: Historical, topographic and political maps are emphasized. Other thematic maps relation to Latin America are acquired according to collection guidelines for the Benson Latin American Collection. Geologic maps and maps related to Southwestern history are selectively acquired.

E. Types of Materials: Printed maps, manuscript maps, photographs, photostats and other reproductions of maps, aerial photographs, city plans, and relief maps are acquired. Atlases, gazetteers and other geographic reference tools will be acquired for the Benson Latin American Collection. Globes are not acquired except as unsolicited gifts.

F. Date of Publication: Both current and retrospective maps are acquired.

GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES MAP COLLECTION

I. Purpose:
To provide map materials in support of teaching and research, within the Department of Geological Sciences, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Marine Science Institute. As graphic summaries of earth and planetary data, maps are an integral part of geologic and geographic study as well as an important information source in various aspects of research in such fields as engineering, land use planning, oceanography, physical and space sciences, environmental studies and the life sciences. To serve these disciplines, geologic, tectonic, topographic, stratigraphic, physiographic, bathymetric, geodetic, seismographic, outline, topical (such as soil and water survey), geophysical, and index maps are required. The Geological Sciences Map Collection is a part of the Geology Library.

II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: All languages are considered for inclusion based upon quality of cartography and availability of mapping for any area or subject.

B. Chronological Guidelines: No limitations. Emphasis is upon recent mapping.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Worldwide coverage with selective concern for lunar and planetary materials. Emphasis is on the Western Hemisphere, with special concern for Texas, the Southwest and Mexico.

D. Treatment of Subject: Bibliographies, indexes and reference guides to map materials are acquired to assist in locating desired information. Gazetteers and dictionaries of geographic and cartographic terms are included as aids to map use and interpretation.

E. Types of Materials: Emphasis is on the acquisition of sheet and wall maps, road maps, map catalogs and folios, navigational charts, serials for current map information and selection, and monographs on mapping principles, techniques and interpretation, which are acquired as need arises. Any map relevant to study of geology will be acquired.

F. Date of Publication: Emphasis is on materials published within the last 10 years.

G. Other General Considerations: Standing order arrangements with various federal and state agencies, e.g., the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Economic Geology, assure a comprehensive coverage of selected areas.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP[NCIP] Collection Level Bibliographer
Lunar and Planetary- Geologic and topographic maps - - A Geology
Lunar and Planetary- Other scientific maps (Other scientific maps include mineral, tectonic, hydrologic, seismographic, etc) - - A Geology
World, Arctic and Antarctica, Ocean bottoms- Geologic maps - - C Geology
World, Arctic and Antarctica, Ocean bottoms- Other scientific maps - - C Geology
North America (including Mexico and Canada)- Geologic maps - - C Geology
North America (including Mexico and Canada)- Other scientific maps - - C Geology
U.S.A.- Geologic maps - - C Geology
U.S.A.- Topographic maps - - C Geology
U.S.A.- Other scientific maps - - C Geology
U.S.A.- General maps - - A Geology
Texas- Geologic maps - - D Geology, Center for American History Statement
Texas- Other scientific maps - - C Geology, Center for American History Statement
Texas- General maps - - B Geology, Center for American History Statement
All Other Areas- Geologic maps - - C Geology
All Other Areas- Topographic maps - - A Geology
All Other Areas- Other scientific maps - - A Geology


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