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The international web journar e-Perimetron on sciences and technologies affined to history of cartography and maps invites the MAGIC Group and followers to submit papers on map-curatorship

The e-Perimetron issue Vol.9, No.2 is on line (25 June 2014)

Letter from the Board

Letter to the members of the Group and to those willing to join MAGIC

[ 29 May 2014 ]

19th Conference

Llubljana, 22-24 May 2014

Positioning of Map Libraries in the (geo)Information Society

Programme | Participants | Link

The aim of the Conference was to present and exchange experiences of different roles and positions of Map Libraries in the rapidly evolving (geo)information society, metadata models and data-exchange standards, access and preservation of born digital maps, web solutions in the field of maps, as well as strategic collection management and benchmarking

"RDA and Cartographic Resources"

As announced during the Lubjana meeting in May 2014, the book “RDA and cartographic resources” written by Paige G. Andrew, Susan M. Moore and Mary Larsgaard is now available (see here). Many map catalogers have been waiting for its publication and are now impatient to read it. The book is announced on the website of the European distributor of A.L.A. books. The book will be an essential companion for map catalogers working with RDA, and for map librarians seeking to understand how RDA are applied to cartographic materials. The examples and explanations will be appreciated by everyone. Both new and experienced catalogers will find interest in the book.

Input by Annick Anceau, MAGIC Board member

The 10th Jubilee ICA Cartoheritage Conference+Workshop at Corfu, 27-29 May 2015

The International Cartographic Association Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage announces its 10th Jubilee Workshop "Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage" to be held at Corfu in 27, 28, 29 May 2015, hosted by the History Department of the Ionian University Discrete sessions on MAGIC's fields of interest will be integrated part of the Workshop

Reference webpage

MAGIC members participated in the Budapest ICA Cartoheritage Workshop

Carme Montaner (Barcelona), Eszter Kiss (Budapest), Eva Novotna (Prague) of the MAGIC Group among the participants of the 9th ICA Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage held in Budapest at the National Széchényi Library

ICA Commission Chair opening address in 5 min!

A Session on Map Collections, Digital Libraries and Archives at the Budapest Cartoheritage Workshop, 4-5 September 2014

A Session of the ICA Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, Budapest 4-5 September, was dedicated to Map Collections, Digital Libraries and Archives with the participation of MAGIC Group members. The Workshop participants visited the collection of maps, atlases and globes of the National Széchényi Library where Dr. György Danku presented rare cartographic items of the collection. Here with Eszter Kiss (left) and Carme Montaner

Workshop page

The formation of MAGIC Group announced in the last issue of "ICA News", No 62, 2014

The international cartographic community got the news about the formation of the MAGIC Group announced in the last issue of the official International Cartographic Association "ICA News", No 62, 2014, (see pages 12-13)

ICA News, 62 [ pdf ] | Re: MAGIC [ pdf ]

MAGIC participates in the LIBER 43rd Annual Conference on "Research Libraries in the 2020 Information Landscape" in Riga, Latvia, 2-5 July 2014

Renata Šolar participated in the LIBER Riga Conference presenting the recent developments on MAGIC Group

Presentation [ pdf ]

The Ljubljana Constituent Conference

The participants of the Ljubljana Conference, 22-24 May 2014, from Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United States

Hosted by the National and University Library of Slovenia the Groupe des Cartothécaires (GdC) organised its 19th Conference at Ljubljana, 22-24 May 2014. The Conference decided to form a new Group, the Map & Geoinformation Curator Group (MAGIC), joining the ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage. The MAGIC Group has now International character and not strictly European as it was the case of the GdC


On-line sites with maps

Visit the ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage page listing links to on-line sites with maps. Suggestions for additions are welcome


Jan Werner retired

Jan Werner's retirement reception took place in Amsterdam on 27 May 2014. The "patriarch of Dutch map curatorship" and "King of the Atlas of the Netherlands" participated in the Ljubljana Conference and is now a MAGIC member!