Assignment 9: 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 youve 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 discussed in class on October 31. It will be kept in the reference collection in your LIS study roomplease do not remove it. (You can also use 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 seven (7) copies of it to bring to class on October 31.


  1. Submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, please) in class on November 7 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


        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