Abstract: Ankara Map and Plan Archive is composed of maps that give insight to Ankara and its environs’ administrative, politic, and geographical position through early periods to present as well as maps and plans that Show Ankara’s construction as a capital city and characteristics of Republican period.
Institution: Suna Kırac Library, VEKAM Digital Collections
Curation: VEKAM Library and Archive Unit
Period: 17th and 20th centuries
Format: JPEG, PNG
Languages: French, English, German, Italian, Greek, Ottoman
The collection materials are digitalized when their conservation processes are completed, and they are opened to access online.
The materials in the VEKAM Ankara Maps and Plans Archive are present in the archive room. Researchers are not allowed to access the original materials.
Koc University VEKAM owns the copyrights of the materials in the collection. These materials are only available for educational purposes. For other uses, please get in contact with VEKAM Library and Archive unit via firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address.
[Title of the material], [Inventory number]. Ankara Map and Plan Collection, Koc University VEKAM Library and Archive [URL reference for digitalized materials]
Ankara Map and Plan Archive has been opened to access since VEKAM opened its doors. It became an important collection through the 25 years of the institution by purchases and donations. The collection is still developing.
Ankara Map and Plan Archive consists of maps that give insight to Ankara and its environs’ administrative, politic, and geographical position through early periods. Moreover, it has maps, plans, and drawings that show Ankara’s construction as a capital city and the characteristics of the Republican period.
Registrations are organized according to VEKAM Library and Archive Unit’s original order and provenance norms.
1 large box + 1 small box + a map cabinet with 8 drawers
Total of 340 materials.
The digitalization process was carried out both by outsourcing and in-house. In 2014 as VEKAM became a part of the Koc University, the digitalization processes were delivered to Koc University Suna Kırac Library. Maps, plans, and drawings were digitalized in 300 dpi, TIFF using Zeutschel OS 12000C. Materials larger than A2 were scanned with CANON 5D Mark 3 and Mark 4. After 2018 VEKAM personnel carried out the digitalizing process with Copibook Open System İ2S. Digitalized materials were transferred to CONTENTdm content management system in JPEG format and brought to use.