[Apologies for duplicate receipts.]
I am pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has
generously awarded funding to the Archivists' Toolkit Project to
support a second development phase for the Archivists' Toolkit application.
The project will continue to be a collaboration among the Five
Colleges, Inc., New York University Libraries, and the UCSD
Libraries. Project staff will be located at each of the institutional sites.
The second development phase, a 24 month period, will commence in
The second development phase will have three key objectives:
1: Refine the performance and functionality of AT Version 1.0,
including enriching records to support export of assessment data to
the Archival Metrics group (http://www.si.umich.edu/ArchivalMetrics/),
establishing a one to many relationship from name to name contact
information so that multiple contact data can be recorded for each
name, promoting digital object records to a primary level, supporting
tracking of temporary locations, redesigning the subject module to
include more subject types and support faceted headings, including
more data entry time saver devices like the Rapid Data Entry Screen
and Repository Default Values already present in Version 1.0., and
supporting batch import and export processes.
2: Introduce new functionality, including support for user
registration / use tracking, rights management, appraisal, and making
the AT application interoperable with user authentication systems and
digital repository applications.
3: Formulate and implement a business plan, in collaboration with an
expert business consultant. Likely aspects of the plan will include
implementing a community governance model for the application,
developing a user community, and establishing an effective process
for supporting use and development of the application, as well a
sufficient staffing model.
Details of the second development phase will be posted to the
Archivists' Toolkit website (www.archiviststoolkit.org) in the near future.
The AT Project Team looks forward to working with the archival
community in satisfying these objectives.
Archivists' Toolkit Project Manager
Bradley D. Westbrook
Metadata Librarian and Digital Archivist
UCSD Libraries 0175-K
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
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