Here is a snippet from a full press release published today on the OCLC Research website, about our recent index update that includes finding aids from the Northwest Digital Archives. We are excited to have collection descriptions for some fine collections in the Pacific Northwest, and we thank everyone at NWDA for the work that went into this new partnership. Happy searching!
“Descriptions of research materials that Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) hosts for its members in NWDA finding aids are now available in ArchiveGrid, giving end users worldwide another access point to the Pacific Northwest’s unique archival and manuscript collections.
“NWDA’s decision to include all of their finding aids in ArchiveGrid complements the services they provide to their members and also provides a central harvesting location so they are automatically aggregated.
“NWDA is a program of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho serving faculty and the equivalent of more than 258,000 full-time students through a number of programs, including NWDA. Access is facilitated through a union database of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids.”