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