ArchiveGrid Webinar Recording Now Available

This webinar provided an overview of ArchiveGrid's history along with a demonstration of its new beta discovery system in development in OCLC Research.

ArchiveGrid, an OCLC discovery service that provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, is transitioning into a free service. Its interface has a new look and will make finding primary source materials held in archival collections worldwide even easier for researchers.

In this short and lively webinar, consulting software engineer Bruce Washburn and research assistant Ellen Ast reviewed the processes behind the growth of the new ArchiveGrid system and the goals to promote it both as a sought-after information resource and as a model for archival discovery practices. Webinar attendees also participated in an engaging question and answer exchange.

Links to the webinar recording, slides and chat transcript on the OCLC Research website are available below. The webinar recording is also available in iTunes.

This was the eleventh webinar in the OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series developed to highlight specific innovative applications, often locally developed, that libraries, museums and archives may find effective in their own environments, as well as to teach technical staff new technologies and skills.

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Webinar recording [.wmv]

Webinar recording [.mp4]

Webinar recording in iTunes

Webinar chat transcript [.pdf]

Webinar slides [.pptx]

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in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series

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Bruce Washburn
Consulting Software Engineer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research

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