Assignment 11: Map cataloging


The objectives of this assignment are to:


become familiar with the rules in chapters 0-3 of RDA (and the associated LC/PCC PSes) that apply to cartographic resources, and learn how to apply them in MARC bibliographic format.


apply what you have learned in your previous assignments and readings to the original cataloging of a cartographic resource


create an original catalog record in MAPS format using Connexion browser or client


construct authorized access points for a cartographic resource and any persons, families, or corporate bodies related to the resource.



  1. Examine the cartographic resource we viewed in class on April 2. It will be kept in the reference collection in your LIS study room. Pease do not remove it. (You can also refer to the scanned surrogates here:

Map recto

Map verso

Front panel

Back panel


but you will also need to see and measure the original in order to provide a physical description of it.


  1. Use the Connexion browser or client to create a new MARC21 bibliographic record for the resource using MAPS workform:



  1. When you have finished creating your record, print a copy to bring to class on April 9.


  1. Submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, please) in class on April 9 outlining the RDA rules and LC-PCCPSes you consulted in creating your record, other resources you consulted, decisions you made, questions you had, etc.


Here are some guidelines for what your completed bibliographic record should contain at minimum:


Fully coded fixed field (008)

MAPS 007 (see

020 if applicable



041 if applicable

043 if applicable

050 (use ClassWeb or printed schedules as you wish; also consult


1XX if applicable

240 if applicable


246 if applicable

250 if applicable




336, 337, 338

505 if applicable

other applicable 5XX notes

6XX (consult LCSH, name authority file, instruction sheets for SHM and free-floating lists, etc. at

7XXes for related persons and corporate bodies if applicable

77X for related works, expressions, manifestations.

856 for online version