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Colleen Beard

B.Sc., Physical Geography, Brock University
MLS, University of Toronto

Subject Responsibilities: Maps, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geospatial Data; Geography

Title: Head, Map Library
Office: Mackenzie Chown Complex, C-Block, Room C306
Phone: 905-688-5550 ext. 3468
FAX: 905-688-6369
Email: cbeard@brocku.ca

What I do

Provide faculty, staff, students and community researchers support with cartographic information resources; map interpretation.



“Niagara Zoomified: Using Zoomify Software to Create Quality Web Images”, Bulletin [Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives], 129 (Spring/Summer 2007):6-10.

“Reference Service Levels for Spatial Data Delivery and GIS Activity in Libraries: a local assessment”, Bulletin [Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives], 118 (Fall 2003):4-8.

“The Three Old Lock One’s”, Dalhousie Peer, 4:10 (October 2000):6-8. Also published in the Bulletin [Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives], 110 (Winter 2001):3-6

“The Future of Digital Data in Map Collections: One Perspective”, Cartographic Perspectives 21 (Spring 1995):18-21.

“Exploring the Internet for Digital Map Data”, Bulletin [Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives], 86 (March 1993):2-11.

“MAC Mapping in the Map Library”, Bulletin [Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives], 76 (September 1990):1-9 (recipient of the 1991 ACMLA Paper Award)

Conference Presentations:

Invited panel guest at GeoTec 2006/ACMLA/CCA Conference, Ottawa, June, 2006, Future of Topographic Maps – ACMLA Perspective.

Digitization: things I learned from Washington, as part of a panel session presentation Three Things We Learned: Map and Geographic Information Collections in Transition, Washington DC, May, 2005. ACMLA Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, July 2005

How much is too much: offering GIS and Data Services to the Untrained User, panel speaker at the joint conference of ACMLA/CAPDU, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2004.

Service Levels for Geospatial Data Delivery: Introduction and Round Table Discussion, Presenter and facilitator, OCUL Map Group Library Assistants Workshop, McMaster University, June, 2003

Reference Service Levels for Spatial Data Delivery and GIS Activity, Session coordinator and presenter, Joint ACMLA/CCA/CAG Conference, University of Victoria, June 2003.

GIS and Digital Map Reference for Non-Map Librarians: How it all works!, Ontario Library Association SuperConference, Toronto, January, 2003.

Using Canadian Geospatial Data: a Map Library’s strategy to present, promote and protect, at the joint ICA/ACMLA Conference, Ottawa, August 1999.

Current Electronic Developments in Map Collections, Session coordinator and presenter, ACMLA Conference, Vancouver, May 1995.

Introduction to Internet Map Sources workshop, ACMLA Conference, Guelph, Ontario, June 1994.

Digital Map Data: from acquisition to application, ACMLA Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 1993.

Where Map Libraries are now and where they are headed, Congress of Cartographic Information Specialists Association, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., October 1993.

Will Your Library be the Spatial Data Centre of the Future?, ACMLA Conference, Calgary, Alberta 1992.

Mac Mapping in the Map Library, ACMLA Conference, Montreal, Quebec 1990.

Areas of Interest/Research Interests

Subject Resource Pages

Map Library Cartographic Subject Guides

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