NYPL map room visit next week, and Wikipedia reminders

It was great to see different working groups pull together lists of primary and secondary sources on the course site. If you and your group have not yet posted a list of resources, please do so as soon as you can.

During class time next Wednesday 10/21, we’ll visit the New York Public Library map room. We will meet at 10 am in room 215 of the Schwartzman Building at 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It’s the famous building flanked by the lions, Patience and Fortitude. In advance of our visit, please write one pre-visit reflection blog post by next Wednesday morning. Please read pages 1-5 and the conclusion of the following article and incorporate your thoughts on it into your post:

Knutzen, Matthew. “Unbinding The Atlas: Moving The NYPL Map Collection Beyond Digitization.” Journal Of Map & Geography Libraries 9.1/2 (2013): 8-24.

You’ll need to authenticate with the barcode on your City Tech ID card to access the article.

Annotated Bibliography guidelines were distributed in class. Each group will produce one annotated bibliography. The draft is due on November 9 and the final on November 11.

Wikipedia reminders: if you haven’t done so already, create a Wikipedia account and send me your username so I can add you to the WikiEdu course site; be sure to complete the online training as well. Don’t forget, the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon takes place tomorrow (Thursday 10/15) between noon-8 pm at the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue and 88th Street. Register and help improve Wikipedia articles on women in architecture.

~Prof. Leonard

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