Paper No. 1
Presentation Time: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE KANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY'S WEBSITE: WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE HEADED
Making geologic studies and select archive collections available on the Internet has been a goal at the Kansas Geological Survey for over ten years. Two projects, scanning out-of-print county geologic studies from the library collection and measured stratigraphic sections from the archives, are underway. At present, 19 geologic reports covering 25 counties are available on the KGS website. Four reports covering 6 counties are in preparation. Nine reports covering 12 counties still need to be scanned. Over-sized sheets included with the reports (i.e. geologic maps) initially not included are now being attached as PDF files. Some photographs from the original publications may be re-photographed. However, this will depend on the location of the original photograph. The second project involves the KGS collection of measured stratigraphic sections. The measured sections are original documents. They are mostly hand written and the sections are hand drawn. They are arranged by county and date mostly from 1930s through the 1950s. They represent the field work of the Surveys most prominent geologists. Converting the sections into electronic files requires typing the text and redrawing the section using PhotoShop. PDF and TIF files that show the origninal are attached to the record for any questions regarding interpretation of the information. Presently, measured sections for 18 counties are available. Future projects include scanning the KGS collection of aerial photographs and underground mine maps.