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

Special Collections, Collections of Maps and Atlases. Leiden University Library

Name of the digital map collection: Digital Collections
Web address of digitized cartographic documents: http://digitalcollections.universiteitleiden.nl
National identifier of the collection (if available):
The main thematic content/s of the collection: Worldwide with emphasis on The Netherlands, VOC- and WIC-territories, Dutch East Indies, Suriname, Netherlands Antilles, Western Europe, manuscript maps
The collection departmental code: GEOGRAPHY


Address: Witte Singel 27, 2311 BG Leiden, The Netherlands
Name of contact person: Drs. Martijn Storms
Phone to contact person:
Contact person's email m.storms@library.leidenunivl.nl

Information about the collection

The most important printed publications about the map collection:
Dirk de Vries, Kaarten met geschiedenis 1550-1800. Een selectie van oude getekende kaarten uit de Collectie Bodel Nijenhuis (Utrecht, 1989);
Martijn Storms (red.), De verzamelingen van Bodel Nijenhuis. Kaarten, portretten en boeken van een pionier in de historische cartografie (Leiden, 2008);
Dirk de Vries, An 'unrivalled collection of maps and charts' at Leiden University Library. In: The Map Collector 47 (Summer 1989), p. 2-7

Other important information about the collection:

The physical fund of the collection

The total size of the physical fund (also not processed): 150.000
The number of processed units in the electronic catalogue: 80.000
The number of physical units of old cartographic materials: 80.000
The typology of old cartographic materials: old maps; manuscript maps; old atlases;
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The total number of individual digitized images (also unpublished): 25.000
Of this number is already published: 20.000
The collection is published: on-line; in a study;
The number of files in the databases of images (i.e. voluminous maps or atlases, so more objects joined in one): 250
The number of accessible 3D objects (globes, models, etc.): 10

Descriptive metadata

Library or archive programs used for cataloging: Primo/Alma;
Standards used for metadata descriptions: others;
Rules used to create metadata: RDA;
Methodologies used for the description:
Indexing by: 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: Alma
Metadata: MARC21

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, Science institutes, publishing houses, documents, public

Aggregation into higher units

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

Last data update 05/05/2021 12:18:27 by the user superadmin