ABSTRACT:

Archives have traditionally been where old documents, photos, and other forms of material are kept safe for long-term preservation and access. The primary source materials contained in these repositories are an important educational resource, but are not always easy to find. Documents related to one area can be contained in various repositories that are located across the United States. There are many archives that don’t even have an online presence. Therefore, I propose the creation of a site and tool that would centralize an archive’s activities as well as provide one location for the public’s primary source material needs. All repository information, finding aids to collections, requests for further information, photographs, video, sound files, and payment transactions would be handled through this single content management system.

http://www.archiverse.org

 

Alexandra Janvey

Library Assistant

Digital Initiatives / Long Island University

– Present (1 year 4 months)Brookville, NY

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