Nevada in Maps Nevada History in Maps
 

HISTORIC MAPS DATA DICTIONARY

November 2007
Compiled by Vicki Toy Smith, revised by Glee Willis
 
Field Element Content Notes
Title Title on original map, if there is one. Date may be included.

View map image in other file formats Unique filename assigned to the photographs. Two schema are used:

 

  • URLs for DjVu, JPEG, and TIFF images of front of map
  • Also includes some URLs for georeferenced maps available through Dataworks
     
Source Use this field to cite any other resource from which the digital resource was derived, either in whole or in part:

  • Originally published as: USGS Bulletin 997, Plate 1
Related Photos Used whenever Linda wants to link from a map to a photographic image in another digital collection.
Call Number Call number when a map has one, such as an LC call number or a SuDoc number:

  • G4300 1841 U5 (Special Collections)
  • I 19.3: 997 (DeLaMare Library)
Creator Name of person(s) and/or firm(s) primarily responsible for the intellectual content of the work being digitized (if known).
Searchable Date
[does not display to user]
Enter dates in the form "YYYY-MM-DD"

a. Year: YYYY ("1897" for the year 1897)
b. Year and month: YYYY-MM ("1897-07" for July 1897)
c. Complete date: YYYY-MM-DD ("1897-07-16" for July 16, 1897)

When a "circa" date has been used in the "Image Date" field, enter a 10-year range (5 years earlier and 5 years later) around your guessed date. For "ca. 1934" (in the Image Date field), enter "1929-1939"  (no spaces between the dates and the dash).

(CONTENTdm will translate that range into "1929 1930 1931 ... etc." so a user will find the image if they search for any of the included dates.)

 

Original Date
[displays to user]
Date that original item was created. Use as exact a date as is possible, including the month and day, if known.

Enter dates in standard U.S. format, e.g. "January 5, 1991" or "January 1991".

For older images, if the exact date is not know but you can make a pretty good guess for the date, use a "circa" date, e.g. "ca. 1934" or "ca. 1890." If you cannot make a relatively good guess, you may leave the field blank (but you should try to guess a date).

Electronic Publication Date Date when image was digitized. Enter dates in the form "YYYY-MM-DD". At a minimum, the year is required.
  • Electronic Publication Date: 2004
Original Publisher Entity responsible for creation of original image:
  • Washington, D.C.: U.S. Geological Survey
Electronic Publisher Entity responsible for creation of digital image:
  • Mary B. Ansari Map Library
In the case of ownership by one entity, with the scan being carried out on its behalf by another entity, that may be noted:
  • Mary B. Ansari Map Library for the Special Collections Department
Description Describes in detail the content of the map. Include (if relevant and/or known):

 

  • Scale, projection; size of original map
  • Caption from map
  • Notes such as a relief note
  • May also include alternative titles

Map Type
[does not display to user, but is searchable]
Used to ensure certain CQR queries beget output. Current map types in use are:

  • geolmine
  • topographical
  • non-topo
  • plat
  • highway
Geographic Code
[does not display to user, but is searchable]
Used to ensure certain CQR queries beget output. Currently, only one geographic code is in use:

  • tahoe
Subject Terms in this field are taken from the Library of Congress Subject Headings list. Subdivisions should follow the main term, separated by a "space-hyphen-hyphen-space".

 

  • Mining districts -- Nevada -- White Pine County -- Maps
  • Sparks (Nev.) -- Maps
Resource type Use: "Image" for scanned maps.
Location Depicted Record geographic areas covered by the map:

 

  • Reno (Nev.)
  • Washoe County
  • Nevada
  • Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
Permissions Information Information on how to obtain copies of images and on terms governing use.


For Ansari maps:

  • This image may be freely downloaded and used. Please give credit to the Mary B. Ansari Map Library, University of Nevada, Reno.
For Nevada Historical Society maps:
  • Personal, including educational and academic use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the Nevada Historical Society and the DeLaMare Library, UNR, is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the Nevada Historical Society: http://nevadaculture.org/docs/MUSEUMS/reno/his-soc.htm at 1650 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89503, 775-688-1190
For Special Collections Department maps:

  • Not to be reproduced without permission. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission information, please see http://www.library.unr.edu/specoll/photos.html
For Nevada State Library and Archives maps:

  • Personal, including educational and academic use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the Nevada State Library and Archives and the DeLaMare Library, UNR, is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City, Nevada. http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/NSLA (775) 684-3313
For Nevada Department of Transportation maps:

  • Compiled and published for free distribution; for commercial use, please contact NDOT at 775-888-7449.
For Nevada Division of Lands maps:

  • Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the Nevada Division of State Lands and the DeLaMare Library, UNR, is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the Nevada Division of State Lands, Carson City, Nevada.
For Storey County Recorder's Office:

  • Personal, including educational and academic use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the Storey County, Nevada, Recorder’s Office and the DeLaMare Library, UNR, is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the Storey County, Nevada, Recorder: http://www.storeycounty.org/recorder at 775-847-0967.
Contributing Institution List of entities responsible for creation, hosting, ownership of map.  Use [Owner] for entity that actually owns the item.  Use [Host] for entity responsible for hosting on the Web.  Add each appropriate contributing institution followed by a semi-colon. 

 

  • Nevada Historical Society [Owner]
    University of Nevada, Reno [Host]
  • Nevada State Library and Archives [Owner]
    University of Nevada, Reno [Host]
  • Nevada. Dept. of Transportation [Owner]
    University of Nevada, Reno [Host]
  • Nevada Division of State Lands [Owner]
    University of Nevada, Reno [Host]
  • Storey County Recorders Office [Owner]
    University of Nevada, Reno [Host]
  • University of Nevada, Reno [Owner]
    University of Nevada, Reno [Host]
Format Use: "image/jpeg2000, image/jpeg, image/tif, image/djvu" for maps, as appropriate.

If map is georeferenced, use ... zip.

Digitization Specifications This field documents technical information on how the digital resource was created.

For scanned images: include such information as scanner model, scan resolution, compression schemes, size/format of master file.

This JPEG2000 file was derived from a high-resolution (300 dpi, 24-bit) uncompressed TIFF image that was scanned from the original using an IDEAL/Contex Magnum XL 54" Plus wide format scanner, default color configuration. The TIFF files were also converted into the JPEG and DjVu format. These files are all loaded on the UNR Libraries' NAS server.

 
Contributors People or firms who did not have primary responsibility for intellectual content of item but did contribute to it, such as an editor, colorizer, translator, etc..
Language Language of the map itself.

 

For English, use "eng".        

Audience Original intended audience of the resource.  This element is useful for describing educational materials.  Using it facilitates access to digital materials that are especially suited for use in student research and projects.  Possible labels:  juvenile, elementary school, middle school, high school.  Also, for specialized disciplines (artists, economists, scientists, etc.); distinct cultural communities (native peoples, ethnic groups, linguistic groups, etc.); age groups; impairments (vision, hearing, dyslexia, literacy, etc.), and others.
Transcript Transcription of the text on the map, as appropriate.