MAY 23

ArchiveGrid and Related Work Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of ArchiveGrid, a collection of nearly two million archival material descriptions that is now freely available from OCLC Research, as well as related work. Tweet: #archivegrid

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Bruce Washburn
Consulting Software Engineer

Ellen Eckert
Research Assistant

Merrilee Proffitt
Senior Program Officer



ArchiveGrid, a discovery system that provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, was formerly offered as an OCLC subscription service but has recently been made freely available by OCLC Research. In this webinar, Consulting Software Engineer Bruce Washburn, Research Assistant Ellen Eckert, Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt and others from OCLC Research provide an overview of ArchiveGrid's mission, its users and uses, as well as a tour of the current system and an in-depth look at how it’s built. Watch this webinar to learn how you can include your collection descriptions in ArchiveGrid, learn about current ArchiveGrid research and development plans, and hear how challenges in archival discovery are motivating us to think about the system in new and interesting ways.

This was the thirteenth 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.


23 May 2013


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]


Online via WebEx

Related resources:

ArchiveGrid activity page [link]

ArchiveGrid system [link]

ArchiveGrid Blog [link]

OCLC Research Webinars [link]

OCLC Research TAI CHI Webinar Series [link]

OCLC Research YouTube Channel [link]

OCLC Research Webinars in iTunes [link]