The Afriterra Cartographic Library is a Participating Organization in:
Afriterra Library Activities
- Archival Stewardship of 5000 original rare specimens.
- Deacidification and cleaning.
- Repair of tears and folds.
- Mylar individual protective sheath placement.
- Environmental and security controls in a toxin-free orderly storage.
Digital Conversion Project:
- Ultra-high-resolution digital scanning.
(80 megapixel, 300-600 dpi)
- Geo-referencing and Geographic Information Systems, GIS applications.
- Permanent off-site storage of digital archives.
- On-line (Internet) access with full-resolution viewing capability.
- Cataloguing individual maps and books in a relational database
- Entry search fields for author, date, region, scale, language
- Integration with universal library catalog systems, OCLC, WorldCat.
On-site Methods of Use for Education and Researh:
- Gallery exhibit viewing.
- Class field-trip viewing.
- Visiting Fellowships
- Personal research time with tilt-table, magnifier, and zoom camera.
Extended Methods of Use for Education and Research:
- Traveling exhibits and posters.
- Visiting slide lectures.
- Online Digital Catalog with zoom and GIS links.
- Sharing of Digital archives.
- On-line Database and Catalogue.
- Downloadable Pod-Casts.
- Classroom Instructor Demonstrations.
- Network of academic institutions
- OCR, Optical Character Recognition, complex font searches
- Ascendancy position for donations focused on early Africa.
- Auction monitoring.
- On-line mining of topical search engines.
- Network of over 100 antiquarian dealer searches and catalogs.
Giving of material to enrich other institutions.