From Drawer to Digital: A Statewide Collaboration for Historic Maps Digital Projects

Michel, Peter and Newman, Linda and Rankin, Katherine and Toy-Smith, Vicki and Willis, Glee From Drawer to Digital: A Statewide Collaboration for Historic Maps Digital Projects. Cartographic Perspectives, 2005, n. 52 (Fa, pp. 63-69. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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The two comprehensive public universities in Nevada are building complementary digital collections of historic maps of interest to the region to enable virtual map library visits. This article briefly describes the two university library map collections, discusses the criteria that were used to select maps to be digitized, provides insight into some of the scanning issues and how they were resolved, discusses technical considerations in using CONTENTdm, and talks about metadata issues in the collaborative effort. The conclusion provides insight into what has been learned and why the project is important as a foundation for the future.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: historic maps, digital collections, metadata, collaboration, Nevada, ContentDM
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HG. Non-print materials.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: Glee Willis
Date deposited: 04 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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Association of Map Libraries, 1985.

2 A cartobibliography of separately published U.S.

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Peter L. Stark, Western Association of Map libraries, 1989.


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