External id: 339

Manager Email: waarala2@illinois.edu

Owner Email: jmj@illinois.edu

Start Date: 2015-11-04

Status: completed

Summary

Maps of Africa to 1900 The Maps of Africa to 1900 digital collection contains images of maps listed in the bibliography Maps of Africa to 1900: A Checklist of Maps in Atlases and Geographical Journals in the Collections of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Bassett & Scheven, Urbana: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 2000).

An extensive collection of 19th century atlases and geographical journals, including the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society (United Kingdom), the Bulletin de la Société de Géographie de Paris (France), and Petermanns Geographische Mittheilungen (Germany). Bassett’s bibliography lists 2,416 maps of which nearly 78 percent date from the 19th century.

The collection includes Professor Thomas Bassett's Personal Collection comprised of about 200 maps and are added as he collects them.

The Library digitized as many of the maps as possible from the Map Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections. The project was completed in 2011

 

Specifications

Cataloging status

  • All content is cataloged prior to digitization (with the exception of new maps from Prof Bassett's person collections) Content is also entered into the Maps of Africa to 1900 DB which corresponds to the bibliography Maps of Africa to 1900: A Checklist of Maps in Atlases and Geographical Journals in the Collections of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Bassett & Scheven, Urbana: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 2000).

File naming

  • All files shall follow the same file naming conventions
    • File naming convention - afm0000000 from the Maps of Africa Database
    • We continue to add to this db as we receive additional maps for digitization from Prof Bassett.
    • Find the DB here - G:\Digital Content Creation\Documentation\Maps_of_Africa_to_1900\Maps of Africa Database MASTER

Deliverables (file formats)

  • Preservation masters tif for Medusa
  • Access JP2000 for ContentDM

Digitization Equipment

  • RCAM, Graphtec CS-610 Large format scanner, Epson XL10000 flatbed

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: World War I Maps – Maps of Africa to 1900

Access

  • 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: Maps of Africa to 1900