The Maps project is investigating the collection, digitisation and preservation practices for maps in NSLA libraries. The project has collected baseline data concerning digital and physical maps and and has made a series of recommendations to improve access and cataloguing practices.
- A series of sub-projects based on recommendations from the 2012 report that relate to statistics collection, series mapping, storage practices and geo-reference software
- Major report to NSLA in November 2012
- Survey of map collections and associated workflows in all NSLA libraries, followed by project workshop (2012)
Working group members
- Maggie Patton, State Library of New South Wales (project manager)
- Martin Woods, National Library of Australia (project manager)
- Mark Bagnall, National Library of New Zealand
- Antoinette Buchanan, Libraries ACT
- Andy Carr, State Library of New South Wales
- Des Cowley, State Library of Victoria
- Merridy Lawlor, State Library of South Australia
- Sharon Nolan, State Library of Queensland
- Jo Roberts, State Library of Western Australia
- Beth Robertson, State Library of South Australia
- Brendan Whyte, National Library of Australia
Image: Map of the City of Sydney c.1927 by State Records NSW. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).
Maggie Patton of the State Library of New South Wales and Martin Woods of the National Library of Australia talk about the challenges of developing and managing map collections.