|Project Description: ||The Special Collections and Archives Department of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi contains eleven collections of land surveying maps and documents of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, and the surrounding region from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. These collections are currently only available to in-person library visitors, which restricts the availability of these maps to those who are able to travel to Corpus Christi. The Conrad Blucher Institute, in collaboration with the Mary and Jeff Bell Library, are scanning these map collections so an online digital map library can be established. Scanning, cataloging, and managing such a large collection of documents required the creation of a web application named BandoCat. As the project grows, the application needs performance improvement and additional support features to expand its workflow as well as the capabilities to manage multiple collections in one system.
This project report describes the implementation of a template-based web application named BandoCat version 2.0. The implementation demonstrates how a central database controls different collections using templates, the database schemas of the central database and four different types of collection, the workflow of each template and the application’s user interface.