This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.
|Producer||Social Networks and Archival Context (United States)|
|History||2010 to present|
|Format coverage||Finding aids|
SNAC was established in 2010, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 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. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded the second phase of the project from 2012 to 2014.
One of the project's tools is a radial-graph feature which helps identify a social network of a subject's connections to related historical individuals.
SNAC is used alongside other digital archives to connect related historical records.
SNAC is an ongoing research project that focus on obtaining data from both national and international archives, libraries, and museums to gather as much information about the historical persons, ancestry, and institutions. With SNAC developing a network of both local and global organizations, data from these associations are used to increase the information available about a subject without the daunting of searching and finding dispersed information.
In the first phase of the project, the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities supplied funding, enabling SNAC to gather and review record descriptions that contain information about the file creator or the person who history has been chronicled. Collections of families, persons, and institutions are created once the data from the record descriptions have been extracted. Also, the descriptions are used to draw connections between the records. By collecting data from record descriptions, SNAC develops a research tool that pulls all the available data related to the subject place it in a central location. As opposed to having information about the subject dispersed throughout different archives, libraries, and museums.
To continue to the success of the project, SNAC establishes an international cooperative where researchers, librarians, and archivists can both contribute and monitor the information submitted about the history of an individual, families, and institutions.
As the project enters into the second phase, the initiatives to expand current data and to continue finding various sources to contribute to the program. With the work steadily growing, it has led to the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services supplying financial support and SNAC partnering with NARA (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) to manage an international cooperative as the project advances. 
|Wikidata has the property:
|This article relating to library science or information science is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|