• Planning a Central Cartographic Web Portal for the Revolutionary War Era, 1750-1800

    Project Director(s):
    Janet H. Spitz
    Author(s):
    Janet H. Spitz
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    American history
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc.
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, NEH Preservation and Access
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6KM2C
    Abstract:
    The Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is developing a Central Cartographic Web Portal, focusing on the American Revolutionary War Era. This curated database will provide broad access to primary source documents that will include a judicious selection of the best and most informative printed and manuscript maps from approximately ten collections in the U.S. and Europe. The materials will focus on military mapping; 18th century American maritime charts; and urban mapping. The theme of the American Revolutionary War Era will serve as a pilot and model for additional themes in future years. Two advisory teams, one composed of curators and humanities experts, the other of technical expertise for cataloging and data management, will advise and create protocols for all aspects of the project. The site will improve access to vastly expanded resources through technology; advancing the scholarly, educational and cultural enrichment missions of all participating institutions.
    Notes:
    A planning project to establish protocols and agreements for creating digital access to 3,000 cartographic images, held by multiple institutions, that document the Revolutionary War era (1750-1800).
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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