The Rumsey Map Center opened in April 2016 to great acclaim, including this article in National Geographic magazine. On our private tour, you can overlay historic maps with current data on their 16 x 9-foot display, “flip” through the digital archives, and see all the ways Stanford University Libraries are combining technological innovation and age-old navigation tools. But first, near and dear to our technical processing hearts, we will visit the Digital Production Lab for a backstage look at how delicate and unwieldy maps and books are made accessible to a larger audience.
When: Friday, February 24, 2017
Where: Stanford University’s Green Library
Who: Up to 13 NCTPG members or affiliates (first to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Time: 9:40 am – 1:00 pm (+ optional additional time at DRMC or other Stanford Library)
- 9:40 – 10 am: Registration. Meet at front desk of Green Library. Short registration is required by Stanford libraries. Bring valid government issued ID. Address: Cecil H. Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA
- 10:00 – 11:00 am: Tour of Stanford Digital Production Group Lab
- 11:00 – 12:00 pm: Tour of David Ramsey Map Center (DRMC)
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch with NCTPG at Stanford Business Center (lunch is self-pay)
- 1:00 pm +: Optional individual visits to DRMC (open to the public 1-5 p.m.) or other campus libraries
Fees: Tours are free; Lunch is self-pay
Note: All personal belongings, with the exception of laptops, cell phones, and small hand-held cameras, must be stored in an assigned locker while in the Map Center.