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I'll try to go in January.Stephan H. wrote:Someone is going to have to request some boxes and take a look. . .
Mad Dog,MadDog wrote:I would ask that anyone going soon (I should be there in April) should collectively try and assemble a complete index of what is available, and try and figure out how to get these digitized. Aaron has indicated that these are probably too big for the map scanner on the cartography floor, and I am unsure if a third party agency exists that is authorized to make copies
Ooops, I'm sorry. I was confusing the Library of Congress Georgraphy and Map Room in the James Madison Building with the NARA cartography room. The LOC is where I was copying maps. I didn't know there was a scanner at NARA.GaryD wrote:It's been a couple of years since I've been in the cartography room, so what specifically are you referring to when you say "map scanner"? I've always used the color copier that makes 11x17 copies for 35 to 50 cents a copy. Most of the captured Soviet maps from WWII can be copied in 4 sections. I take the sheets to Staples to have them scanned and then I digitally piece them together using a graphics program. Is there an easier way nowadays?