University at Albany, SUNY
The University of Albany’s M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives is developing a digital repository for both archival descriptions and digital content that will make its collections usable to a broad audience. This involves connecting implementations of major open-source projects, such as ArchivesSpace and Samvera, over APIs to deliver archival material in ways that are now comfortable and familiar on the web. The impetus for the project is a CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant to facilitate computational research on capital punishment with the M. Watt Espy Papers.