International Archival Gateways

This activity is now closed. The information on this page is provided for historical purposes only.

Objective: To promote cross-searching and interoperability among national archives' information systems.

Overview: Archival materials often wind up far away from their countries of origin, so scholars must look for information in the archives of many nations. Each national archive has a mandate to serve its nation first. As an international organization responsible for expanding archival access, RLG facilitated a cooperative effort among major national archives.

RLG's foundation work in this area was covered in the report from the May 2005 international archival gateways meeting. En français: Report published in Bulletin d’information francophone sur l’EAD, n°20, juin 2005.

Please note: Web pages for RLG meetings prior to June 2006 have been archived and are available from the OCLC Corporate Library Collection in the OCLC Digital Archive.

For more information

Merrilee Proffitt
Program Officer
proffittm@oclc.org

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration.