The United States Exploring Expedition Smithsonian Institution Libraries
 
United States Exploring Expedition : Overview <ul><li>Leader: Charles Wilkes (1798 – 1877) </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 183...
United States Exploring Expedition : Overview <ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Tierra del Fuego </li></ul><ul><li>Antarcti...
United States Exploring Expedition : Overview <ul><li>Vincennes , a sloop of war of 780 tons </li></ul><ul><li>Peacock , a...
United States Exploring Expedition : Overview <ul><li>62 discharged as “unsuitable” </li></ul><ul><li>42 deserters </li></...
United States Exploring Expedition : And the Smithsonian The Smithsonian acquired and displayed specimens and artifacts fr...
United States Exploring Expedition : The Books
United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>5 volume  Narrative  by Charles Wilkes (1844-74) </li></ul>
United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>Hale -  Ethnology and Philology  (1846) </li></ul><ul><li>Dana-  Zo...
United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>Dana -  Geology  (1849) </li></ul><ul><li>Wilkes -  Meteorology  (1...
United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>Brackenridge -  Botany - Cryptogamia - Filices  (1854, 1855) </li><...
United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>Pickering -  The Geographical Distribution of Animals and Plants  (...
United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>~ 12,745 pages of text </li></ul><ul><li>~ 1,134 plates </li></ul><...
United States Exploring Expedition : The Science
United States Exploring Expedition : The Science
United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version
United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Initial grant of $20,750.00 from the Smithsonian’s Athert...
United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Leslie Overstreet </li></ul><ul><li>Daria Wingreen </li><...
United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Scan of page images   </li></ul><ul><li>Text volumes to P...
United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Mark up of  Narrative  in TEI Lite XML Schema   </li></ul>
United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Mark up of scientific volumes in Taxonomic XML Schema </l...
United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Linking of museum objects and specimens to text   </li></ul>
United States Exploring Expedition : SIL Website
United States Exploring Expedition : SIL Website <ul><li>“ USExEX” Project page now available </li></ul><ul><li>Official s...
United States Exploring Expedition : Magnificent Voyages
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The United States Exploring Expedition. Martin R. Kalfatovic. Smithsonian Institution Libraries' Town Meeting. May 2003. Washington, DC.

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  1. 1. The United States Exploring Expedition Smithsonian Institution Libraries
  2. 3. United States Exploring Expedition : Overview <ul><li>Leader: Charles Wilkes (1798 – 1877) </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 1838 - 1842 </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $300,000.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: “ to extend the bounds of science and to promote knowledge” </li></ul>
  3. 4. United States Exploring Expedition : Overview <ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Tierra del Fuego </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctica </li></ul><ul><li>Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>the west coast of North America </li></ul><ul><li>the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>East Indies </li></ul>
  4. 5. United States Exploring Expedition : Overview <ul><li>Vincennes , a sloop of war of 780 tons </li></ul><ul><li>Peacock , a sloop of war of 650 tons </li></ul><ul><li>Porpoise , a brig of 230 tons </li></ul><ul><li>Relief , a store ship </li></ul><ul><li>Sea Gull , a schooner of 110 tons </li></ul><ul><li>Flying Fish , a schooner of 96 tons </li></ul>
  5. 6. United States Exploring Expedition : Overview <ul><li>62 discharged as “unsuitable” </li></ul><ul><li>42 deserters </li></ul><ul><li>15 died of injuries, disease or accidents </li></ul><ul><li>82 Officers </li></ul><ul><li>342 sailors </li></ul><ul><li>9 Naturalists, Scientists, and Artists </li></ul>
  6. 7. United States Exploring Expedition : And the Smithsonian The Smithsonian acquired and displayed specimens and artifacts from the expedition in 1858. In so doing, it established itself as a showcase for the country's first major international scientific venture and as a guardian of national treasures.
  7. 8. United States Exploring Expedition : The Books
  8. 9. United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>5 volume Narrative by Charles Wilkes (1844-74) </li></ul>
  9. 10. United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>Hale - Ethnology and Philology (1846) </li></ul><ul><li>Dana- Zoophytes (1846, 1849) </li></ul><ul><li>Peale - Mammalia and Ornithology (1848) </li></ul><ul><li>Cassin - Mammalogy and Ornithology (1858) </li></ul><ul><li>Pickering - Races of Man (1848) </li></ul>
  10. 11. United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>Dana - Geology (1849) </li></ul><ul><li>Wilkes - Meteorology (1851) </li></ul><ul><li>Gould - Mollusca and Shells (1852, 1856) </li></ul><ul><li>Dana - Crustacea (1852, 1853, 1855) </li></ul><ul><li>Gray - Botany - Phanerogamia (1854, 1856) </li></ul>
  11. 12. United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>Brackenridge - Botany - Cryptogamia - Filices (1854, 1855) </li></ul><ul><li>Various (ed. By Gray) - Botany - Cryptogamia (1874) </li></ul><ul><li>Torrey - Phanerogamia of Pacific North Am erica (1862) </li></ul>
  12. 13. United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>Pickering - The Geographical Distribution of Animals and Plants (1854) </li></ul><ul><li>Girard - Herpetology (1858) </li></ul><ul><li>Wilkes - Hydrography (1861, 1850, 1858) </li></ul>
  13. 14. United States Exploring Expedition : The Books <ul><li>~ 12,745 pages of text </li></ul><ul><li>~ 1,134 plates </li></ul><ul><li>~ 232 maps </li></ul><ul><li>~ 14,205 total images to be created </li></ul>
  14. 15. United States Exploring Expedition : The Science
  15. 16. United States Exploring Expedition : The Science
  16. 17. United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version
  17. 18. United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Initial grant of $20,750.00 from the Smithsonian’s Atherton Seidel fund for digital imaging (2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Collections Information Systems Pool fund award of $30,000.00 for re-keying of the Narrative text (April 2003) </li></ul>
  18. 19. United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Leslie Overstreet </li></ul><ul><li>Daria Wingreen </li></ul><ul><li>David Holbert </li></ul><ul><li>Conrad Ziyad </li></ul><ul><li>Erin Clements </li></ul><ul><li>Nicole Van Doren </li></ul><ul><li>NH Library Staff </li></ul>
  19. 20. United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Scan of page images </li></ul><ul><li>Text volumes to Preservation Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Atlas and Plate volumes done at SIL Imaging Center </li></ul>
  20. 21. United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Mark up of Narrative in TEI Lite XML Schema </li></ul>
  21. 22. United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Mark up of scientific volumes in Taxonomic XML Schema </li></ul>
  22. 23. United States Exploring Expedition : The Digital Version <ul><li>Linking of museum objects and specimens to text </li></ul>
  23. 24. United States Exploring Expedition : SIL Website
  24. 25. United States Exploring Expedition : SIL Website <ul><li>“ USExEX” Project page now available </li></ul><ul><li>Official site to launch in November 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Will feature contribution by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the forthcoming Seas of Glory </li></ul><ul><li>Additional contributions on selected areas as website develops </li></ul>
  25. 26. United States Exploring Expedition : Magnificent Voyages

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