To provide access through the Librarys catalogue to the Nan Kivell (NK) rare map collection. This project follows on from the 1998 Rare Maps Digitisation Pilot Project.
The Nan Kivell material represents one of the Library's premier collections and this project would contribute to digitisation already undertaken or proposed of the pictorial component. The digitised collection material is delivered to users as part of the Library's digital collections.
It is anticipated that an average of 20 maps will be digitised per week.
The Nan Kivell rare map collection is the cartographic component of the Librarys collection gathered by Sir Rex de Charembac Nan Kivell during the first half of the 20th century.
The material to be digitised consists of approximately 850 paper based and linen-backed maps of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and World issued prior to 1900. Significant cartographers include Ortelius, Goos, Hondius, Coronelli and Sanson. Subjects include general maps, town plans, geological maps, exploration and land tenure.
|Map Curator||Researchers interested in early world and Australian mapping|
|Digitisation Steering Committee||Institutions with related collections and subject interest|
|Digitisation Project team|
|Special Materials Cataloguing|
|Item||Responsibility||Date completed or time period|
|Preservation assessment||Preservation Services||September 2001|
|General condition survey||Digitisation Project team leaders||October 2001|
|Treatment||Digitisation Project team leaders||From February 2002|
|Digitise with digital camera||Imaging Services||To July 2002|
|Delivery to Imaging services & return to maps||Maps Section||To July 2002|
|Quality check images||Maps Section||To July 2002|
|Project owner/Driver||David Toll and Margy Burn|
|Project manager||Maura OConnor|
|Key information sources||Maura OConnor, Preservation services, Digitisation team (?), IT, Imaging Services|
|Constraints||Digitising must be done in Imaging Services|
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