Management and Promotion of Digitization Projects: Geologic Atlas of the US
The Geologic Atlas of the United States was digitized and stored in the Texas A&M University institutional repository.Extensive metadata was created which emphasized the geographic and geologic aspects of the
material.The map sheets were also convered into kml files for Google Earth and ESRI shape files for use in GIS. A Yahoo!Map interface allows for visualization of the locations of each folio and user friendly browsing across the collection.Details of the project will be discussed, including the selection, digitization methods and standards, preservation, metadata, web presence and staffing.Its storage in DSpace, assortment of publicity outlets, and its inclusion in targeted clearinghouses expand its
potential use to national and international audiences.