Document Type

Article

Abstract

Many patrons do not even know libraries have map collections, let alone what kinds of maps are in them or how they could use those maps. Map displays and exhibits can help increase interest in map collections. Muriel Strickland wrote an article on casual map displays with the title "Map Displays: a Means of Promoting Map Use" in volume 17, number 3 of the WAML IB (June 1986). One of the purposes of my writing this article is to reprise some of the valuable information in Muriel's article; because it was published so long ago, many of the present WAmL members will not have read it. The other is to add information on preservation issues involved in exhibits and information on more formal exhibits. I have also included ideas from a discussion group on map displays and exhibits held at the spring 2011 WAML meeting.

Disciplines

Archival Science | Cataloging and Metadata | Collection Development and Management | Geography | Library and Information Science