Tour Stanford’s David Rumsey Map Center and Digital Production Group Lab

The Rumsey Mmapap 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: )

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.

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We look forward to seeing on on the tour!
NCTPG Officers:
Justine Withers
Renata Ewing
Robert Rohrbacher
Shelley Bodamer
Erin Lybrand
Diane Cowen
Michelle Paquette

NCTPG Member Discounts for CLA Spring Fling 2015

Registration for the 2015 California Library Association Spring Fling is now open!

NCTPG members can get the reduced CLA rate of $75 for the RDA workshops and $35 for the webinar. If you attended the NCTPG Annual Meeting “Archives in the Digital Age” last year, you are an NCTPG member! Please contact the CLA office at to register at the member rate.

Call CLA to register to get the discounted rates.

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Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group

Basic Cataloging with RDA
Laney College, Oakland
Monday, April 20, 2015 | 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group

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Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group