Subject: Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon to Integrate
From: “Westbrook, Bradley”
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:32:29 -0700
[Apologies for duplicate receipts.]
In response to an invitation from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the
New York University Libraries, University of California, San Diego
Libraries, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Libraries have
agreed to submit a collaborative project proposal for the purpose of
combining the best features of the Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon into a
single hybrid application that will support description, collection
management, and access of archival materials.
It is intended that the development process for this integration be
shared with, and input be solicited from, the archival user and
developer communities during the project work.
AT and Archon have been highly successful in their short product lives.
We anticipate that this integration project will capitalize on those
successes to build a more sustainable application and one more
satisfying to a broader segment of the archives community.
An important element of the Mellon Foundation proposal will be a request
for bridge funding to ensure the continuing support of both applications
and their respective communities during the transition.
Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017