LexisNexis, University of Maryland Team Up for Serial Set Maps

Jun 28, 2005

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of news, business and legal, information services, and the University of Maryland have announced an alliance to preserve images of the U.S. Serial Set Maps while making the maps accessible and searchable online. The U.S. Serial Set is a historical resource that contains an ongoing collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under a directive of Congress, and consequently traces virtually all aspects of American history, including trade and commerce, military history, geography, scientific exploration, and anthropology. This new project is designed to enhance the quality of the maps section. The University of Maryland is providing the original maps so LexisNexis can rescan the collection into high-resolution digital images in color and black and white. Current scans taken from microfiche cannot provide the color or the same clarity as a scan from the original maps.

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