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Collecting digital cartographic data in utrecht storage and accessibility

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by Marco van Egmond. Map Curator, Utrecht University Library

by Marco van Egmond. Map Curator, Utrecht University Library

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  • 1. 01/29/15 1 Collecting digital cartographic data inCollecting digital cartographic data in Utrecht: storage and accessibilityUtrecht: storage and accessibility Marco van EgmondMarco van Egmond Map Curators’ Group of theMap Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society, Cambridge 2010British Cartographic Society, Cambridge 2010
  • 2. 01/29/15 2
  • 3. 01/29/15 3 Cartographic documentsCartographic documents in digital formatin digital format • Increasing number; born-digital + scanned digital images: – Floppy disks – CDs/DVDs – Internet Growing ‘virtual’ collection: Role of the map librarian?
  • 4. 01/29/15 4 Content of the paperContent of the paper I. Various forms of digital cartographic data II. Archiving and accessibility in Utrecht III. Problems and restrictions IV. Future developments and solutions
  • 5. 01/29/15 5 Content of the paperContent of the paper I. Various forms of digital cartographic data II. Archiving and accessibility in Utrecht III. Problems and restrictions IV. Future developments and solutions
  • 6. 01/29/15 6 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Floppy disks • CDs/DVDs
  • 7. 01/29/15 7 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Maps from the internet – Examples: Zorgatlas National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM); portals of provinces
  • 8. 01/29/15 8 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Maps from the internet – Examples: Social atlases Almere, Steenwijkerland
  • 9. 01/29/15 9 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Maps from the internet – Browse and search: • Oddens’ Bookmarks • Google Images • Map History/History of Cartography • Digmap • Google Maps <-> Google Books
  • 10. 01/29/15 10 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Disadvantages with maps from the internet – ‘Dead’ links – Volatile character of the data/sites • Utrecht: downloading files on special server – Ready-to-use – Durable storage
  • 11. 01/29/15 11 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data
  • 12. 01/29/15 12 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Digitized analogue maps – Recent maps, usually copyrighted – Files on server only for education and research purposes
  • 13. 01/29/15 13 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Cartographic databases (f.i. Topographical Survey)
  • 14. 01/29/15 14 Content of the paperContent of the paper I. Various forms of digital cartographic data II. Archiving and accessibility in Utrecht III. Problems and restrictions IV. Future developments and solutions
  • 15. 01/29/15 15 Preservation and accessibilityPreservation and accessibility • Central storage of data • Approach and management from a distance • Consultation in a.o. the map library
  • 16. 01/29/15 16 Preservation ofPreservation of floppydisks and CDs/DVDsfloppydisks and CDs/DVDs • Floppydisks -> VFD files • CDs/DVDs -> ISO files • Files on server: readable through Virtual PC software
  • 17. 01/29/15 17 Content of the paperContent of the paper I. Various forms of digital cartographic data II. Archiving and accessibility in Utrecht III. Problems and restrictions IV. Future developments and solutions
  • 18. 01/29/15 18 Problems and restrictions accessibilityProblems and restrictions accessibility • Surpassed analogue collection • 250.000 digital files • simple geographic and thematic file structure: – Continent > Country > Theme
  • 19. 01/29/15 19 Problems and restrictions accessibilityProblems and restrictions accessibility
  • 20. 01/29/15 20 Problems and restrictions accessibilityProblems and restrictions accessibility
  • 21. 01/29/15 21 Problems and restrictions accessibilityProblems and restrictions accessibility
  • 22. 01/29/15 22 Problems and restrictionsProblems and restrictions • Legal implications – Agreements with copyright owners – Home copies ≠ publishing – Preservation copies • Disadvantageous position online electronic library • ‘Opt out’ solution?
  • 23. 01/29/15 23 Content of the paperContent of the paper I. Various forms of digital cartographic data II. Archiving and accessibility in Utrecht III. Problems and restrictions IV. Future developments and solutions
  • 24. 01/29/15 24 Future developments and solutionsFuture developments and solutions • Local initiatives: – Geoloket, Delft – Geodesk, Wageningen • National level: – Geoloketten • Cooperation? • Possibillities for cataloguing?
  • 25. 01/29/15 25 Future developments and solutionsFuture developments and solutions • Central storage of data on a national or international level • Cataloguing by participating institutes • Netherlands: Archives, Royal Library, DANS • UK: Edina
  • 26. 01/29/15 26 Future developments and solutionsFuture developments and solutions • Changing role of map librarian and map collection – Information manager – Map collections junctions in cartographic information supply – Collection and archiving of digital cartographic data task of a map library – Cataloguing of the data deserves national or international effort – Better legal conditions
  • 27. 01/29/15 27 Future developments and solutionsFuture developments and solutions
  • 28. 01/29/15 28 Thank you for your attention!Thank you for your attention! Collecting digital cartographic data inCollecting digital cartographic data in Utrecht: storage and accessibilityUtrecht: storage and accessibility