Archivists' Toolkit and Archon to Integrate
In response to an invitation from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York University Libraries, University of California, San Diego Libraries, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Libraries have agreed to submit a collaborative project proposal for the purpose of combining the best features of the Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon into a single hybrid application that will support description, collection management, and access of archival materials.
It is intended that the development process for this integration be shared with, and input be solicited from, the archival user and developer communities during the project work.
AT and Archon have been highly successful in their short product lives. We anticipate that this integration project will capitalize on those successes to build a more sustainable application and one more satisfying to a broader segment of the archives community.
An important element of the Mellon Foundation proposal will be a request for bridge funding to ensure the continuing support of both applications and their respective communities during the transition.