Friday, April 01, 2011

Social Networks and Archival Context Project

The Social Networks and Archival Context Project (SNAC) sounds interesting.
Leveraging the new standard Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF), the SNAC Project will use digital technology to “unlock” descriptions of people from finding aids and link them together in exciting new ways. We will:
  • Create efficient open-source tools that allow archivists to separate the process of describing people from that of records.
  • Create a prototype integrated historical resource and access system that will link descriptions of people to one another and to descriptions of resources in archives, libraries and museums; online biographical and historical databases; and other diverse resources.

1 comment:

robin said...

Sounds very cool. I do think we'll see alot more work with harvesting and using data from social media sites, at least what is publicly available. We're already seeing services like mylife and storify that are collecting from those sorts of sites. Thanks for sharing. robin