Curating the Southwest Region's Maps: UNT-UTA Collaborative Project

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Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference discussing the Mapping the Southwest project. Mapping the Southwest was a 3-year project (2010-2013) funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) We the People grant. This presentation discusses the background of the project, the goals and activities, impacts, and lessons learned.

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Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward & Hartman, Cathy Nelson August 16, 2013.

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Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference discussing the Mapping the Southwest project. Mapping the Southwest was a 3-year project (2010-2013) funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) We the People grant. This presentation discusses the background of the project, the goals and activities, impacts, and lessons learned.

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Abstract: Mapping the Southwest was a 3-year project (2010-2013) funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) We the People grant. For this project, the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries partnered with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Library's Special Collections to digitize 5,000 historically-significant (mostly) rare maps. The project just completed and the newly curated Mapping the Southwest project's collection is now available online for free public access through UNT's Portal to Texas History: http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/UTAM/browse/. It has already been used more than 100,000 times. It is also interesting to note that the maps were accessed more than 250 times by mobile and tablet users from around the world. By providing additional methods of access in multiple formats and sizes, not only is access using different devices facilitated, but the long-term preservation of the map collection is also improved. Now the project is successfully completed, the project members from both institutions will join this panel to discuss the project's goals, intended outcomes and project impact. In addition to showcasing the maps of the region, the Mapping the Southwest project will also play a pivotal role in promoting best practices to advance the capacity of academic libraries to reliably curate, preserve, and provide seamless access to historic maps and related large-format items.

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  • Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference, 2013, Denton, Texas, United States

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  • August 16, 2013

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Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward & Hartman, Cathy Nelson. Curating the Southwest Region's Maps: UNT-UTA Collaborative Project, presentation, August 16, 2013; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc180960/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .