{MAP SCANNING} Field Books to be scanned with Book Scanner

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi’s Mary and Jeff Bell Library Special Collections and Archives Department has purchased book scanner in effort to bring the Blucher Field Book collection to the World Wide Web. Our staff has started scanning the Field Book collection. We expect to begin cataloging this collection by the end of January 2016. Below is a time lapse video of Lilian using the book scanner.

{MAP SCANNING} 2015 Year-End Report

2015 was a successful year for our S{Q}L Map Scanning Project. The creation of the Auto-cropping application helped speed up the scanning process. Several new improvements were introduced on the Map Scanning Application, including the statistics page which help supervisor to monitor the work progress and the training section which improve the efficiency of employee training process. We are pleased to announce that we have reached 3692 documents input during October of 2015 (Figure 1). As of 01/03/2016, our server stores 27034 maps/documents, including ~10000 maps and 17158 job folder pages (Figure 2). Our resolutions of 2016 are: 1. Finish… Read more »


Son D. Nguyen, Web Developer & System Operator of The {Map Scanning} Project, presented at 12th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi on October 23rd, 2015. The presentation includes the foundation software – Map Scanning Web Application (MSWA) & the supporting software – Auto-cropping Application. The MSWA is now storing more than 20,000 maps & surveying documents. The Auto-cropping is a Java application that helps automate the process of cropping the image files after scanning.