Database of the digitized map collections
map collections outside the Czech Republic

Geography and Cartography Reading Room. The National Library of Estonia

Name of the digital map collection: Digar > Graphics > Maps
Web address of digitized cartographic documents: https://www.digar.ee/arhiiv/en/pildimaterjal?id=162
National identifier of the collection (if available): digar.ee
The main thematic content/s of the collection: Maps of Estonia through the centuries
The collection departmental code: -


Address: Tõnismägi 2 15189 Tallinn, Estonia
Name of contact person: Tiina Kruup
Phone to contact person:
Contact person's email tiinak@nlib.ee

Information about the collection

The most important printed publications about the map collection: Tohver, M. Earlier Livonian maps from the map collection of the National Library of Estonia. (Tallinn, 2001 and2003) ; Archival collection in the National Library of Estonia (Tallinn, 2013) ;

Other important information about the collection: https://www.nlib.ee/kaardid https://www.nlib.ee/en/content/humanities-collection

The physical fund of the collection

The total size of the physical fund (also not processed): 29.000
The number of processed units in the electronic catalogue: 29.000
The number of physical units of old cartographic materials: 700
The typology of old cartographic materials: old maps;
Expected final processing of the collection: All is processed

The digital fund of the map collection

The total number of individual digitized images (also unpublished): 4.000
Of this number is already published: 4.000
The collection is published: on-line;
The number of files in the databases of images (i.e. voluminous maps or atlases, so more objects joined in one):
The number of accessible 3D objects (globes, models, etc.): 0

Descriptive metadata

Library or archive programs used for cataloging: Sierra;
Standards used for metadata descriptions: MODS;
Rules used to create metadata: ISBD;
Methodologies used for the description:
Indexing by: key words; chronological entries; geographical entries;
Are the before mentioned selection terms exported into metadata? yes
Additional information on the method and scope of the description: Programme: Innovative - Sierra Rules used to create metadata: MARC21

Services offered with digitized maps

Georeferencing (ground controlling) of maps: No
Map selection from map layouts: Yes
Search by map markers: Yes
Reading old fonts in the OCR: No
Full text search from legends: Yes
Digitization of maps on request: Yes
Other services: Users of data: elementary schools, secondary schools, universities, Science institutes, publishing houses, film production, documents, public, Museums, public authorities Providing of educational and promotional materials: Users guides, user trainings, educational programs

Aggregation into higher units

Digitalized cartographic documents are eported into superior aggregates: Europeana;

Last data update 21/04/2021 17:28:45 by the user novotna