The following reports Finding Aid Aggregation at a Crossroads
This report represents the first phase of the "Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network" planning initiative. Here, we are developing a collective understanding of the current landscape of archival description -- and in particular, finding aid aggregations -- as background for an exploration of how best to provide access to archival collections, ensure the long-term sustainability of that access, and plan for future developments in this space.
The following will be posted on this wiki as they are when it is completed:
- 2019 May: Profile of archival description landscape, with a focus on state and regional aggregators. .
2019 June-July: Summary report of key outcomes from the symposium.
- 2019 August-September: Proposal and work plan for next phase of collaborative planning and implementation phases, including anticipated resource needs.