Exciting collaboration with AtoM users
20th February 2017
The University of Gloucestershire Special Collections and Archives are currently involved in a project with other AtoM catalogue software users to make our descriptions available on the Archives Hub. Archives Hub brings together catalogues from hundreds of higher education and specialist archives in the UK, making all their descriptions searchable in one place. Having a presence on Archives Hub will increase the audiences for our collections both in the UK and via Archives Portal Europe.
Jen Mitcham of the Borthwick Institute at the University of York is co-ordinating the project, working with Artefactual, the developers of our online AtoM catalogue. AtoM (Access to Memory) is open source archive cataloguing software, meaning it is free to download and set up. We’ve been working hard to make our collections available online since setting up AtoM in summer 2015. So far three of our collections are catalogued and searchable, encompassing almost 5,000 descriptions.
Jen has written a blog explaining more about the project here.
Our project partners are:
- National Library of Wales
- University of York
- Strathclyde University
- The Mills Archive
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- University of Gloucestershire
I look forward to sharing an update when our descriptions are live on the Archives Hub.