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

Library Map Collection. The University of Manchester

Name of the digital map collection: Manchester Digital Collections (Map Collection)
Web address of digitized cartographic documents: https://luna.manchester.ac.uk/luna/servlet/maps002~1~1
National identifier of the collection (if available):
The main thematic content/s of the collection: Maps of Manchester and North of England
The collection departmental code: GEOGRAPHY


Address: Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PP, England
Name of contact person: Donna Sherman
Phone to contact person:
Contact person's email donna.sherman@manchester.ac.uk

Information about the collection

The most important printed publications about the map collection: Imcos Journal Spring 2107 No.148 pp11-16; Riches of the Rylands: the Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015

Other important information about the collection: https://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/search-resources/special-collections/guide-to-special-collections/map-collection/online-map-collection/ https://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/search-resources/manchester-digital-collections/our-collections/

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: 965
The number of physical units of old cartographic materials: 368
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The total number of individual digitized images (also unpublished): 965
Of this number is already published: 965
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): 6
The number of accessible 3D objects (globes, models, etc.): 0

Descriptive metadata

Library or archive programs used for cataloging: others;
Standards used for metadata descriptions: Dublin core;
Rules used to create metadata: AACR2/R;
Methodologies used for the description: Standard excel template from Imaging Services of the Library.
Indexing by: key words; subject entries; chronological entries; geographical entries;
Are the before mentioned selection terms exported into metadata? some
Additional information on the method and scope of the description: Very basic description for some records where an image has been ordered by member of public or for exhibition. Digitisation projects or curator requests have more detailed metadata.

Services offered with digitized maps

Georeferencing (ground controlling) of maps: No
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: secondary schools, universities, public Providing of educational and promotional materials: Handouts to support teaching activities for University students.

Aggregation into higher units

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

Last data update 23/02/2021 22:19:23 by the user novotna