On 11 March 2010 08:24, Geoffrey Plourde <geo.plrd(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
One thing I would stress when handling old maps is
that carefulness is key.
Whatever approach you use, be sure to support the entire map and not cause
anymore damage to it.
If I were a GLAM, I'd be a bit hesitant about allowing volunteers to do this
without training. Maybe it would be a good idea to intern at a GLAM doing
conservation and archival stuff before trying to scan in their maps?
The use case here is someone who has the old maps in his personal
collection and is wondering how to deal with them.
Suggestions I liked on Slashdot included (a) ask your local museum for
advice (b) ask local art shops for advice - where do local artists get
paintings scanned at a reasonable price?