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

Collection of maps, plans and views. The British Library

Name of the digital map collection: The British Library
Web address of digitized cartographic documents: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/
National identifier of the collection (if available):
The main thematic content/s of the collection:
The collection departmental code: -


Address: Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
Name of contact person: Tom Harper
Phone to contact person:
Contact person's email tom.harper@bl.uk

Information about the collection

The most important printed publications about the map collection:

Other important information about the collection:

The physical fund of the collection

The total size of the physical fund (also not processed): 4.500.000
The number of processed units in the electronic catalogue: 152.500
The number of physical units of old cartographic materials:
The typology of old cartographic materials: old maps; manuscript maps; old atlases; old globes;
Expected final processing of the collection: After 5 and more years

The digital fund of the map collection

The total number of individual digitized images (also unpublished):
Of this number is already published:
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.):

Descriptive metadata

Library or archive programs used for cataloging: Aleph;
Standards used for metadata descriptions: METS;
Rules used to create metadata:
Methodologies used for the description:
Indexing by: key words; subject entries; chronological entries; geographical entries;
Are the before mentioned selection terms exported into metadata? no
Additional information on the method and scope of the description:

Services offered with digitized maps

Georeferencing (ground controlling) of maps: Yes
Map selection from map layouts: No
Search by map markers: No
Reading old fonts in the OCR: No
Full text search from legends: No
Digitization of maps on request: Yes
Other services: Users of data: universities, public Providing of educational and promotional materials: Georeferencer instructions

Aggregation into higher units

Digitalized cartographic documents are eported into superior aggregates: Oldmapsonline.org;

Last data update 20/02/2021 23:13:29 by the user novotna