To provide access through the Librarys catalogue to the Ferguson Rare map collection. This project follows on from the 1998 Rare Maps Digitisation Pilot Project.
The Ferguson Rare map collection is the cartographic component of the Librarys collection gathered by Sir John Ferguson. The collection comprises approximately 920 maps of mainly the Sydney to Newcastle area of NSW.
It is anticipated that an average of 30 maps will be digitised per week. c80% of the collection requires conservation treatment and so digitisation may be done in parallel with the Tooley collection of maps.
|Map Curator||Researchers interested in early world and Australian mapping|
|Digitisation Steering Committee||Institutions with related collections and subject interest|
|Digitisation Project team|
|Item||Date completed or time period|
|Preservation assessment||January 2002|
|General condition survey||January 2002|
|Treatment||From May 2002|
|Digitise with digital camera||From July 2002|
|Delivery to Imaging services & return to maps||From July 2002|
|Quality check images||From July 2002|
Digitisation Project team
Contact officer: Maura O'Connor
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