This year's LocScot Dayschool focusses attention on one of the most powerful tools at the disposal of the local studies researcher - the map.
The day's sessions will give an overview of the history of mapping, will look at working with maps specifically for local studies research, and of the practicalities of curating collections of these materials. A variety of types of map will be looked at (beyond the well-known OS maps) which all provide different types of information and are of interest to researchers in a wide spectrum of fields. The more technical aspects of cataloguing/classification/metadata/finding aids/storage/conservation will be looked at too, to provide guidance and assistance in dealing with these special collections materials. The day will also look at digital mapping and map resources available online, and the impact that these can have in the field of local studies.
It should be of interest to anyone working/researching in local studies; to those who are responsible for map collections as part of a wider remit; and to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of this extremely useful material.
Tea/coffee will be available at registration and a sandwich lunch will be provided.
This event is free to LOCSCOT members, and is available to non-members at the bargain rate of £3 (as a contribution towards catering costs). Non-members: please register using the Non-Member ticket option and pay on the day.
The Dayschool will take place at the National Library of Scotland’s Causewayside Building (159 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PH) on the 24th of April 2013, from 1000 to 1600.
Please register for this event at: http://locscot2013.eventbrite.co.uk/