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Map Scanning Project Presentation

  1. 1. UCLA Library Map Scanning Pilot Project <ul><li>Jennifer Weintraub and Kris Kasianovitz </li></ul><ul><li>December 10, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation to IDRE-HASIS </li></ul>IMG_0113.jpg
  2. 2. IDRE-HASIS Visit Outcomes <ul><li>Describe map digitization project currently underway at library. </li></ul><ul><li>Short video of scanning process. </li></ul><ul><li>Show you maps and images to explain what we are doing and why. </li></ul><ul><li>Collect any feedback you have. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Map Digitization @ UCLA <ul><li>Gain knowledge and expertise for sustainable scanning of maps (library-driven AND user-driven) </li></ul><ul><li>Digitize as many maps as possible for a variety of uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curated projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad hoc user-requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Overview of UCLA Map Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 1 million print maps, worldwide coverage, historical and contemporary </li></ul><ul><li>Single maps and map series </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Research Library and SRLF (Geology as well) </li></ul><ul><li>Classified using LC and Modified LC </li></ul><ul><li>Sizes, shapes, and physical conditions vary greatly </li></ul>
  5. 5. idre4.png <ul><li>Map Scanning Pilot Project </li></ul><ul><li>Six month pilot -- August 2010 – January 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Digitize as many maps as possible from the historical California and Los Angeles collection </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing on monograph maps not series </li></ul><ul><li>Work out scanning, transport, cataloging, preservation </li></ul><ul><li>issues </li></ul><ul><li>Load into Digital Library Collection System and develop a way to easily get or host the data for GIS use. </li></ul><ul><li>Create documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Assess progress and plan for next stage of project. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess scan-on-demand process and prices </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Current Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Create an extensive inventory of CA and LA maps </li></ul><ul><li>Track physical characteristics of maps </li></ul><ul><li>Consult with conservator when questions arise about condition </li></ul><ul><li>Remove encapsulation when possible </li></ul><ul><li>Leave for outsourcing (most likely at SRLF) when not possible to scan with Contex scanner </li></ul><ul><li>Work out the “kinks” </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and tweak workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Video of scanner </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Example 1 </li></ul>small tungsten.jpg
  8. 8. small tungsten.jpg
  9. 9. <ul><li>Example 2 Close Up </li></ul>tungsten_lines.2..jpg
  10. 10. <ul><li>Questions/Input </li></ul><ul><li>Would this file be suitable for your research/work needs? </li></ul><ul><li>Would this file be suitable for your students to use? </li></ul><ul><li>Would the imperfections on the image impede your work or the overall usability of the image? </li></ul>tungsten_lines.2..jpg
  11. 11. dlcsimage.png <ul><li>See Maps in the DLCS: </li></ul><ul><li>http://digidev.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz0025nqnn </li></ul><ul><li>Online survey: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BDKXNMPD6 </li></ul>

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