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

Cartesius. Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België

Name of the digital map collection: Cartesius / Catalogue online
Web address of digitized cartographic documents: http://kbr.be
National identifier of the collection (if available): BE
The main thematic content/s of the collection: old maps
The collection departmental code: HISTORY


Address: Keizerslaan 4, 1000 Brussels
Name of contact person: Wouter Bracke, Ph.D
Phone to contact person:
Contact person's email wouter.bracke@kbr.be

Information about the collection

The most important printed publications about the map collection: W. Bracke - M. Silvestre «De Collectie van de afdeling Kaarten en plans van de KBR», Caert-thresoor 34 (2015): 98–106; Inventaire raisonné des collections cartographiques Vandermaelen conservées à la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, Bruxelles, 1994-

Other important information about the collection:

The physical fund of the collection

The total size of the physical fund (also not processed): 130.000
The number of processed units in the electronic catalogue: 10.000
The number of physical units of old cartographic materials: 100.000
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The total number of individual digitized images (also unpublished): 10.000
Of this number is already published: 10.000
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): 0
The number of accessible 3D objects (globes, models, etc.): 0

Descriptive metadata

Library or archive programs used for cataloging: Syracuse;
Standards used for metadata descriptions: others;
Rules used to create metadata: ISBD;
Methodologies used for the description:
Indexing by: subjectchronological entries; geographical entries;
Are the before mentioned selection terms exported into metadata? yes
Additional information on the method and scope of the description: Programme: Syracuse Exchange format: 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: secondary schools, universities, Science institutes, publishing houses, television, public Providing of educational and promotional materials: seminars and visits

Aggregation into higher units

Digitalized cartographic documents are eported into superior aggregates: Europeana;

Last data update 30/04/2021 12:12:29 by the user superadmin