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Manager Email: waarala2@illinois.edu

Owner Email: jmj@illinois.edu

Start Date: 2016-05-19

Status: inactive


Maps selected for exhibition and blog posts for the Map and Geography Library



Catologing status

  • All content is catologed by Map and Geography prior to digitizaiton.  Map and Geograpy input content into Medusa DB with correct bibliographic information relavent for digitization.

File naming

  • All files shall follow the same file naming conventions
    • File naming convention - bibid_001, or bibid_001, _002 if more than one sheet per bibid exists

Deliverables (file formats)

  • Preservation masters tif for Medusa
  • Access tiffs 

Digitization Equipment

  • RCAM 

Preservation Master

  • Adobe RGB
  • Resolution – 600ppi
  • Bit Depth - 16 bit
  • Pixel Array - fixed
  • disable sharpening for preservation
  • include target
  • Level/Rotate/Straighten
  • No Cropping - unless original is messy.
  • Title: Map and Geography Library


  • sRGB
  • Resolution - 400 DPI
  • Bit Depth - 8 bit
  • Pixel Array - 4000 pixels on long edge
  • Sharpen
  • Cropping - included page edge leaving 1/8" border around page and crop out target
  • Title: Map and Geography Library

Update the Mdusa DB every work session with files digitized and processed. Select items at item level and name assign it to a batch (date_project_initials) to correspond with JIRA task  It must be kept up to date on a daily session.