September 17, 2017

UCSD, NYU, Five Colleges to Create Archivists’ Toolkit

By LJ Staff

The University of California – San Diego (UCSD) Libraries and New York University (NYU) Libraries are working together with the Five Colleges Libraries (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and University of Massachusetts Amherst) to create a suite of open source software tools for processing and managing archival information. Funded by an $847,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ‘The Archivists’ Toolkit’ is designed to ease both the cost and time associated with archival processing and to promote the standardization of archival information. The project will be managed from the UCSD Libraries, with software development at NYU, in collaboration with a design team comprising staff from all of the libraries. In addition, a project oversight committee and an advisory board will ensure standards compliance and help foster adoption of the tool kit.