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Social Networks and Archival Context
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Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) is an online effort for discovering, locating, and using distributed historical records.[1] It was started by a collaboration of United States–based organizations. SNAC undertakes research and development for, as it describes, "separating the description of people from the description of the historical records that were created by them and that document their lives and work".[2]


SNAC was established in 2010, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)[3] by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA),[4] California Digital Library (CDL), Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) at the University of Virginia and the University of California, Berkeley School of Information.[5][6][7][8]

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  1. ^ "About SNAC". Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ "Research". Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  3. ^ "Sponsors". Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  4. ^ Ferriero, David (2015-08-18). "Introducing SNAC". National Archives - AOTUS blog. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  5. ^ "SNAC: Social Networks and Archival Context". Archived from the original on 2016-06-19. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  6. ^ Larson, Ray R.; Pitti, Daniel; Turner, Adrian (2014). "SNAC: The Social Networks and Archival Context project - Towards an archival authority cooperative". IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. JCDL 2014. pp. 427–428. doi:10.1109/JCDL.2014.6970208.
  7. ^ "Collaborators". Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  8. ^ "News". Retrieved 2018-07-02.

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