The Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) cooperative has launched a two-year pilot project, funded by a Mellon grant, to solidify and further develop its governance and technological objectives.

SNAC is a cooperative effort to share biographical records for individuals, families, and corporate bodies online, and link those records to relevant archival collections, expanding access to primary resources at more than 4,000 repositories.  The OhioLINK EAD Repository is a contributor to the project, an agreement with SNAC having been signed in 2011.  If you have finding aids in the OhioLINK Repository, they are accessible through the SNAC website as well.  In some cases, your descriptions of individuals, families, and corporate bodies have been used to build SNAC records.

  • More information is available here:

http://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2015/08/18/introducing-snac/

  • and here:

http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/scope.html

  • The search engine (“The Prototype History Research Tool”) is here:

http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/snac/search