The Power of Maps

View Visiting Georgia College Special Collections in a larger map

I don’t think archivist really think about how useful maps are to our work. Maps don’t have to be like the one above, which was designed to help visitors find their way to Special Collections at Georgia College. Maps can be use like the one below to map a collection that has materials that can be corresponded to geographic locations. Digital collections could be mapped as well. What can’t mapping do for the archival community?

View Frank Bell Collection Finding Aid Map in a larger map