Melbourne Events

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:00

South Asia Research Seminar: Rare Maps of India

Fri 16th Jun 2017
02:00pm - 03:00pm

Upstairs Seminar Room, Australia India Institute

147-149 Barry Street, Carlton VIC 3053

About the talk:

Since the 1960’s the University of Melbourne Library has distinguished itself as a major collector of maps including 15,000 rare and historical maps. A recent digitisation project has exposed some significant early maps featuring the Indian sub-continent. This presentation provides an opportunity to learn more about the collection, to view some original treasures as well as hearing about the process to digitise them including devices, standards and the challenges and opportunities of digitisation.

About the speakers:

Joe Arthur is the Coordinator, University Digitisation Centre who leads the team that digitises Library collections and provides a centre of expertise in digitisation techniques, standards and workflows for the University community.

David Jones is the Library Map Collection Liaison Librarian and Curator assisting the university education and research community with map resources ranging from the rare historic to the latest digital spatial data.

Philip Kent is the University Librarian and Executive Director, Collections with strategic responsibility for libraries and cultural collections across the University.

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:00