CFParticipation: Finding Digital Archives

Finding Digital Archives

The goal of the following survey is to understand how researchers and scholars locate and use freely available digital archival collections. A freely available digital archival collection can be defined as having the following features: 1) accessible over the public Web (i.e., not a library or personal subscription), 2) arranged and described similarly to analog archival collections, and 3) intended to serve research purposes. Examples of freely available digital archival collections include the South Asian American Digital Archive, the University of Chicago’s Large Scale Digitization project, andCalisphere from the University of California, Berkeley.