This video provides a six-minute overview of MSU Map Library collections and services available during COVID-19 related building shutdowns. Instructors are encouraged to share this with students.
This blog post is based on two talks I gave at IASSIST in Austrailia and the Michigan State University Accessible Learning Conference in 2019.
Why are there more 2nd Streets than 1st Streets in Michigan?
OK Geo Nerds --- After analyzing the Michigan Department of Transportation's computer files of the entire road network of Michigan, we compiled a list of the most common road names. They go:
"There will be a day sometime in the near future when this guide will not have to be published." -- Victor Green, in the preface to the 1941 edition
Michigan's 83 counties are divided into villages, townships, charter townships, and cities. Collectively these units are known as Minor Civil Divisions. The differences between them relate to the degree of power they have over their administrative structure, their taxing powers, territorial int
In 1951 the State Library of Michigan, then in the Cass Building, was set on fire. State workers rushed to save as many water logged items as possible. In the picture above Michigan Department of Transportation workers are using irons to flatten maps. The recovery efforts were featured in
Beginning in the nineteenth century, immigrants to Michigan massively changed the landscape through l
We are hosting two more fun and useful workshops this semester!