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Leiden University Libraries: Digital Collections mit mehr als 3 Mio. Objekten online

Over 3 million digital objects available from Leiden’s Special Collections. 
Leiden University Libraries (UBL) is making over 3 million digital objects (more than 60TB) available worldwide for education, research and the general public through its new website Digital Collections. The new website offers digitised books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, maps, photographs and music from Leiden’s Special Collections. Digital Collections features digitised or born-digital material from the UBL. The website provides access to Leiden’s rich and diverse collections, including the mythic epic La Galigo which has been recognised in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, Maps and Atlases, Anatomical Drawings, letters by and to Carolus Clusius (1526-1609), Photo Albums, Western Medieval Manuscripts and Southeast Asian Pop Music. [Press Release]

UBL Digital Collections,
via Archivalia.

International Workshop on Exploring Old Maps (EOM 2017) April 6 and 7, 2017 at the University of Wuerzburg


After last year’s success, we are happy to announce the return of the International Workshop on Exploring Old Maps (EOM). Many libraries own an extensive collection of historical maps. Beside their value as historical objects, these maps are an important source of information for researchers in various scientific disciplines. This ranges from the actual history of cartography and general history to the geographic and social sciences. With the progressing digitisation of libraries and archives, these maps become more easily available to a larger public. A basic level of digitisation consists of scanned bitmap images, tagged with some basic bibliographic information such as title, author and year of production. In order to make the maps more accessible, further information describing the contained information is desirable. This would enable more user-friendly interfaces, relevant queries of a database, and automatic analyses.



The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for the communication of results (which may appear elsewhere) that may be useful to the community. Researchers and practitioners of all areas working on unlocking the content of old maps are welcome to participate. We welcome humanities scholars, developers, computer and information scientists as well as librarians, archivists and curators. Submissions are welcome from researchers at all career stages.



Relevant topics are (but are not limited to) the following:

* Spatial analysis and applications of GIS concerning old maps

* Design and application of algorithms for analysis and visualisation methods

* Digital media, digitisation, curation of digital objects

* Crowdsourcing, user research, citizen science, and public humanities

* Digital Libraries for old maps

* Visualisation of old maps

* Virtual Research Environments and Infrastructures






Authors are invited to submit abstracts for presentations, posters and demonstrations.

The workshop will not have formal proceedings. Therefore, abstracts submitted to the EOM 2017 may report on work in progress, be submitted to other places, and they may even already have appeared or been accepted elsewhere. We particularly welcome submissions that have the potential to stimulate the collaboration between the humanities and computer science. The reviewing process will mainly determine whether a submitted abstract promises to fit into the scope of this workshop.

Based on the review and its mandate to create a balanced and varied program, the Program Committee will decide about the acceptance of submissions.

The authors of the papers accepted for EOM 2017 will be invited to submit the final versions of their abstracts for on-line publication in the digital workshop booklet and will be considered for a special issue in an appropriate journal. Abstracts must be submitted to EOM 2017 via EasyChair. Each submission must specify its type in the EasyChair submission form. The abstracts must not exceed 2 pages and the second page must contain only references and figures. All submissions must use the provided Word or LaTeX template in DIN A4. Abstracts for demonstrations should include descriptive screenshots and a description of the system’s functionalities.



Submissions of abstracts: February 1, 2017 (hard deadline) Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2017 Workshop Exploring Old Maps: Thursday April 6 (afternoon) and Friday April 7, 2017



Program Chairs

* Christoph Schommer, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Luxembourg

* Thomas van Dijk, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Wuerzburg

* Geoffrey Caruso, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg

* Alexander Wolff, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Wuerzburg


Organising Committee

* Benedikt Budig, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Wuerzburg

* Thomas van Dijk, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Wuerzburg

* Alexander Wolff, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Wuerzburg



The workshop will take place at the University of Wuerzburg, campus Am Hubland. Modestly priced hotels (~80 EUR/night) are available downtown, with a good bus connection to the workshop location. (But be sure to reserve the hotel in advance.)



The workshop’s website is available at

For any question concerning the workshop, please feel free to contact us at exploringoldmaps[at]

„Signal-Notizen“ – Bleistiftzeichnungen der Hochpunkte bei der Triangulierung des Großherzogthums Baden

Topographischer Atlas über das Großherzogtum Baden 1838-1849; 1:50.000

Die Digitalisate der Skizzenblätter sind über das Generallandesarchiv Baden in Karlsruhe online verfügbar: 

Material für ein neues Projekt des HGIS-Clubs im Wintersemester 2016/17!


St. Michael, September 1826

[Fortsetzung folgt…]

Topographischer Atlas über das Großherzogtum Baden 1838-1849, 55 Blatt, davon 29 in der UB Heidelberg in der „Rothe’schen Kartensammlung“ (gr. fol.; Blätter Nr.: 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3-18, 20-29, 31) als einzelne Karten in hervorragender Qualität, vollständig als digitaler Atlas über UB Freiburg;; ergänzend: Übersicht „Historische Kartenbestände des Oberrheins“ in der UB Freiburg und  Einführung zu den Kartenwerken und den -beständen der Badischen Landesbibliothek.