Society of Southwest Archivists

Webinar: expanding access to archival collections (“Building a National Finding Aid Network” project)

  • 08 Apr 2021 6:43 PM
    Message # 10289076
    Rebecca Romanchuk (Administrator)

    (please excuse cross-postings)

    The following is another announcement from NAFAN that is likely to be of interest to you.

    Do you work for or volunteer at a library, archive, museum, historical society, or other US-based organization that collects and stewards archival materials? Are you interested in providing broader access to your collections, by publishing descriptions of those collections (or “finding aids”) online?

    Please join us for an overview and update on "Building a National Archival Finding Aid Network" (NAFAN), a 2-year IMLS-funded research and demonstration project rooted in the goal of providing inclusive, comprehensive, and persistent access to finding aids by laying the foundation for a national finding aid network available to all contributors and researchers. Learn more about the project goals and activities, and how you can engage in and help shape the vision for a national network.

    When: Wednesday, April 28
    Time: 1:00-2:00pm Pacific / 2:00-3:00pm Mountain / 3:00-4:00pm Central / 4:00-5:00pm Eastern

    This Zoom webinar will be recorded and made available via the NAFAN project website.

    About NAFAN
    The NAFAN project is coordinated by the California Digital Library (CDL), in collaboration with Chain Bridge Group, OCLC, Shift Collective, and the University of Virginia Library (UVA), and in close partnership with statewide/regional finding aid aggregators and LYRASIS (ArchivesSpace). NAFAN is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, through grant LG-246349-OLS-20. The IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. To learn more, visit

    Best regards,
    Rebecca Romanchuk
    2021 TARO Steering Committee Immediate Past Chair

    Rebecca Romanchuk, Team Lead – Archives, MLIS, CA, DAS
    Texas State Library and Archives Commission

    512-475-1734 | |

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