"Mapping the Southwest": UNT-UTA Collaborative Project

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This presentation discusses a collaborative project between the University of North Texas (UNT) and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to digitize 5,000 historically-significant, rare maps of the American southwest.

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Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Jones, Jerrell & Hodges, Ann May 2012.

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This presentation discusses a collaborative project between the University of North Texas (UNT) and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to digitize 5,000 historically-significant, rare maps of the American southwest.

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Background: Mapping the Southwest is a 3-year project (2010 to 2013) funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) We the People grant. For this project, the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries partner with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Library's Special Collections to digitize 5,000 historically-significant (mostly) rare maps. The collection includes maps dating from 1493 to the present and features noted cartographers. While containing maps of all parts of the world, the collection particularly emphasizes the region of the Gulf Coast and the Greater Southwest, which has been defined as the area comprising the state of Texas and the other southwestern states annexed by the United States after the U.S. War with Mexico of 1846-1848. All of the materials digitized for this grant project will be available online for free public access through The Portal to Texas History. More than 1,000 items are already available at http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/UTAM/browse/. The authors have registered almost 20,000 uses, and as the authors complete the project, the authors expect even more users around the world to access this new collection. In addition to showcasing the cartography of the region, the Mapping the Southwest project seeks to promote best practices and to advance the capacity of academic libraries to reliably curate, preserve, and provide seamless access to historic maps, atlases, and related wide-format items. This presentation provides information on the project's background, deliverables, workflow, and major areas of activity.

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  • Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL), 2012, Austin, Texas, United States

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Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Jones, Jerrell & Hodges, Ann. "Mapping the Southwest": UNT-UTA Collaborative Project, presentation, May 2012; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86156/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .