“Alaska’s Digital Archives purpose is to provide a single easy to use location for institutions across this state to share their historical resources.”
Take a look at this collaborative effort between Alaska’s academic and historical institutions, libraries and museums. It is a truly remarkable unified source for historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout Alaska.
Powered by OCLC’s CONTENTdm, the digital archive includes everything from ethnographic material to newspapers, videos, and of course, lots of information on the Gold Rush.
More than the contents of the collection, the cooperation needed to create this resource, sometimes between organizations unused to information sharing, can serve as an example for any consortium attempting a similar feat.