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Sources for Finding Examples:


A Condensed Digital Travelers Guide: Web Resources for Map Collectors & Enthusiasts By Joel Kovarsky: http://www.theprimemeridian.com/collectorguide.htm

RBMS/BSC Directory of Web Resources for the Rare Materials Cataloger: "Early Cartographic Materials": http://lib.nmsu.edu/rarecat/#ECM 


David Rumsey Map Collection: http://www.davidrumsey.com
Harvard: http://vc.lib.harvard.edu/vc/deliver/home?_collection=maps

LC - American Memory Map Collections: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html
LC - World Digital Library: http://www.wdl.org/en/search/?item_type=map#1169

Newberry - Catalog: http://www.biblioserver.com/newberry/index.php
Newberry - The American West (Graff Collection): http://www.americanwest.amdigital.co.uk/Maps/Region.aspx 

NYPL Catalog: http://catalog.nypl.org/

NYPL Digital Gallery, The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgdivisionbrowseresult.cfm?trg=1&div_id=hm

U of Georgia - Hargrett: http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/maps/index.html
U of Minnesota - James Ford Bell Library: https://www.lib.umn.edu/bell/maps
U of Texas - Perry-Castaneda: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/index.html
U of Illinois, Urbana Champaign: http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/maps/index.asp

U of California, Berkeley - Catalog: http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/
U of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/landscases.html

Yale: http://orbexpress.library.yale.edu/

Instructions for Adding Examples to the Wiki


A while ago, I asked if we could date our wiki comments and preface them with our initials. Everyone has been really good about that. Now, having worked more with the examples pages on the wiki, I have some further suggestions regarding these pages ... ten of them in fact! I know, you are groaning to hear this, but I think they are all pretty common sense and would make our work go more smoothly (especially mine!). In no particular order:

1. In the wiki, put the text of the example itself *as it should appear in DCRM(C)*. That way, we have a "double-check" system in place. If your proposed example doesn't look right to one of us, we can comment on it. This includes capitalization, ISBD punctuation, accompanying notes, etc. I'm spending a fair amount of time "translating" examples before I put them in the master draft. Not only is this time-consuming but it can lead to error.

Do this:
(The Blah series ; number 5)

Not this:
Series: Blah Series no. 5.

2. There is no need to include a citation for the item itself. The links to the bib record/image are sufficient "pointers" in that regard.

Do this:
(The Blah series ; number 5)

Not this:
A New and Most Interesting Map of Blah done according to the best authorities, [1762]
Blah series no. 5.

3. A link to an image isn't *always* necessary. We should have one in cases that involve transcription (since we all know better than to rely on bib records for accurate transcriptions) or if the image will otherwise help us formulate a correct example. But for some examples, it doesn't really matter if we see the image or not. Use judgment.

4. Don't put a link to an image and nothing else! Even after I look at the image, I won't necessarily know what is being proposed for the example.

5. If you're including a link to an image, make it to an image that is freely accessible to all of us.

6. If you're including a link to a map on the David Rumsey site, don't just copy and paste the incredibly long and ugly URL that you see in your browser. Instead, click on the handy "Share This" link in the Rumsey toolbar. The site will magically give you a nice short URL to use.

7. Don't link to an image that is so small we can't read it!

8. If the bib record you are linking to itself links to a usable image, you can just provide a link to the bib record (but make it clear the link is to both bib and image), like this:

Bib/image: [link]

9. If an example has a blank status and no comment from me, it just means I haven't gotten to it yet. Be patient! If an example has a blank status and I've added a comment, it means I need more feedback. Please add your comments in these cases!

10. I probably don't even need to say this, but: Don't limit yourself to the examples in your assignment. Sometimes you come across a good example in the course of looking for something completely different - see if you can use it!


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