Monday, February 11, 2008

AHA Releases ArchivesWiki

The American Historical Association has announced the release of ArchivesWiki, which is "intended to be a clearinghouse of information about archival resources throughout the world. While it is primarily designed to be useful to historians and others doing historical research, we hope that researchers in many disciplines will find it useful."

Basic information about more than 100 archival repositories (full list) has already been uploaded to the wiki, which is free and open to anyone (after a short registration process).

If this fleshes out well, I think it has tremendous potential.

Link added to the sidebar.

1 comment:

peacay said...

Thanks, I'll have a look around. It's a little not annoying but difficult when not all of the repository links are on the one page. Your 100 archives link is to a list of wiki links - great if you know specifically which site you are after, not so much if you don't know it or you know it by a different name. Along the same lines: the German wiki that Klaus Graf put together in one of his better moods. I'm partial to the latter layout myself but of course there's always room for disseminating info about archives in different ways. Cheers.