January 19, 2022

Another New Experimental Resource from OCLC Research: ArchiveGrid

From a HangingTogether Blog Post by Jim Michalko:

Those of you in the archive or research library world may be familiar with ArchiveGrid®, a database and discovery service that grew out of RLG’s Archival Resources service which leveraged all the collection level descriptions in the union catalog and aggregated the encoded finding aids that institutions made available for their collections. For many years ArchiveGrid was a subscription service and it has continued as such within the OCLC environment.

Although ArchiveGrid is currently available as a subscription service at archivegrid.org, it will eventually become a free discovery system. To facilitate this transition, OCLC Research is developing a new ArchiveGrid discovery interface that is now freely available. To try it out, go to http://experimental.worldcat.org/archivegrid.

The great work of my Research colleagues, Bruce Washburn and research assistant Ellen Ast, has produced this experimental version of ArchiveGrid which will signficantly expand the work and impact of OCLC Research in the archives arena.

Read the Complete Blog Post

Direct to ArchiveGrid Discovery Interface

See Also: More Experiments,  Cool Tools, and Research Reports from OCLC Research

1. Demo Web App: LibraryFinder: A New Web App By OCLC Researchers

2. Demo Web App: WorldCat Identities Network
Awesome and full of potential not only in the library world.

3. iPhone App: mapFINDS
Great idea and again lots of potential. From OCLC Research Developer, Steven Huwig.

4. Report: Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail

5. Report: Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference

6. Report: Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums Part 1: Site Reviews

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.