Still Another Map Room

When I picked “The Map Room” as the name of this blog, it was because I wanted a relatively generic name, and it was in recognition of the fact that many university libraries’ map collections are called map rooms. Such as Oxford University’s Bodleian Library Map Room, which refers to itself throughout as “the Map Room.” I hope I don’t end up like the LiveJournal community Here Be Dragons, which was asked to change its name from “Cartographica” shortly after it started (see previous entry).

Anyway. Apart from their online catalogue, the Bodleian Map Room has a few digital reproductions of old maps (I’m sure they’ll be annoyed if I don’t point to their copyright notice) and a quite good collection of links to map resources. Also via Plep.