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ArchiveGrid

ArchiveGrid
Producer OCLC (United States)
History 2006 to present
Access
Cost Free
Coverage
Record depth Index & abstract
Format coverage archival material descriptions
Links
  • Website

ArchiveGrid is a collection of over two million archival material descriptions, including MARC records from WorldCat and finding aids harvested from the web. [1] It contains archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. ArchiveGrid is described as "the ultimate destination for searching through family histories, political papers, and historical records held in archives around the world."[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • RLG/OCLC Partnership 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4

History

Research Libraries Group (RLG) was founded in 1974 by three universities (Columbia, Harvard, and Yale) and The New York Public Library. In 1998, RLG launched the RLG Archival Resources database, which offered online access to the holdings of archival collections. RLG began to redesign the database in 2004 in order to make it more useful for researchers.[3] As a result of this redesign, RLG launched ArchiveGrid in March 2006. As a result of a grant, ArchiveGrid was freely accessible until May 31, 2006.[4]

RLG/OCLC Partnership

In 2006, the RLG and the

  1. ^ "About ArchiveGrid". OCLC Research. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "RLG Announces Archivegrid". Advanced Technology Libraries 35 (1): 1,10. January 2006. 
  3. ^ "RLG Archival Resources Redesign for ArchiveGrid". OCLC. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "RLG Launches ArchiveGrid". Advanced Technology Libraries 35 (4): 1,11. April 2006. 
  5. ^ "History of the OCLC Research Library Partnership". OCLC. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "ArchiveGri". OCLC. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "History of the OCLC Research Library Partnership". OCLC. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 

References

  • ArchiveGrid - Official website
  • ArchiveGrid Blog
  • OCLC Research Library Partnership
  • History of the OCLC Research Library Partnership
  • OCLC Research - Past Activities
  • Article - RLG, Where Museums, Libraries, and Archives Intersect

External links

In 2009, RLG Programs became known as RLG Partnership. The OCLC Research Library Partnership replaced the RLG Partnership in 2011. The five-year period of successfully integrating the RLG Partnership into OCLC was completed 30 June 2011.[7]

ArchiveGrid became freely-available at that time, although it was not a full production service. [6] ArchiveGrid was offered as an OCLC subscription-based discovery service from 2006 until it was discontinued in 2012.[5]

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