Sunday, April 17, 2011

Foundation supports Washington's Geology Library

The Friends of the Washington Geology Library is a recently formed non-profit group dedicated to funding continued operation of the State Geology Library at the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources.

According to a post on Northwest Geology Fieldtrips, the library has zero budget this year.

According to the division, the Washington Geology Library is the largest collection of material on Washington Geology in the world. The collection includes:

  • More than 30,000 titles on Washington geology
  • More than 3,000 Washington topographic and geologic maps
  • 7,000 reprints of journal articles
  • Over 50,000 volumes about general geology, mining, and the geology of other states
  • A comprehensive set of dissertations and theses related to Washington geology
  • The entire set of publications of the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources
  • An extensive collection of U.S. Geological Survey publications
  • Historical topographic maps at 1:24,000, 1:62,500, and 1:125,000 scale
  • The Washington coal mine map collection
  • The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program Library
  • Environmental Impact Statements and watershed analyses

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