Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Archivists' Toolkit

If you have not seen an announcement elsewhere, the University of California has released the Archivists' Toolkit. As the web site says:

The University of California, San Diego, New York University, and the Five Colleges, Inc. are pleased to announce the release of the Archivists’ Toolkit™ Version 1.0. The Archivists’ Toolkit™ is being offered under an Educational Community License (ECL).

The AT is the first open source archival data management system to provide integrated support for accessioning, description, donor tracking, name and subject authority work, and location management for archival materials. The effort to build this application has benefited tremendously from the interested guidance of the archival community and was made possible through the generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Organizing a collection is an important step when thinking about digitization. In addition to organizing, this toolkit will create EAD finding aids.

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