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

Lionel Pincus and Pricess Firyal Map Division. The New York Public Library

Name of the digital map collection: Digital Collections
Web address of digitized cartographic documents: https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/
National identifier of the collection (if available):
The main thematic content/s of the collection:
The collection departmental code: -


Address: 176 fifth ave room 117 NY NY 10018
Name of contact person: Ian Fowler
Phone to contact person:
Contact person's email ianfowler@nypl.org

Information about the collection

The most important printed publications about the map collection:

Other important information about the collection: https://www.nypl.org/about/divisions/map-division

The physical fund of the collection

The total size of the physical fund (also not processed): 600.000
The number of processed units in the electronic catalogue: 30.000
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: Up to 3 years

The digital fund of the map collection

The total number of individual digitized images (also unpublished): 26.536
Of this number is already published: 26.536
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: others;
Standards used for metadata descriptions:
Rules used to create metadata: AACR2/R; ISBD; RDA;
Methodologies used for the description:
Indexing by: key words; subject entries; chronological entries; geographical entries;
Are the before mentioned selection terms exported into metadata? yes
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: Further data access: World Digital Library Users of data: elementary schools, secondary schools, universities, Academy of science, Science institutes, publishing houses, television, radio, film production, documents, public Providing of educational and promotional materials: yes

Aggregation into higher units

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

Last data update 23/02/2021 22:21:23 by the user novotna