Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online

Benefits of Membership in RIAMCO

Joining RIAMCO will raise awareness of and access to the unique, archival collections available in your institution, including manuscripts, artifacts, data sets, and other primary source material. Participating institutions benefit from the resources, technology, and training offered by RIAMCO, as well as support from a network of colleagues. Most importantly, membership in RIAMCO is free.

The consortium provides the resources to:

The consortium also provides administrative and marketing services. These include:

Guidelines for Participating Institutions

Each repository must designate one individual to represent it on the RIAMCO Executive Committee. Those representatives will attend a minimum of one meeting per year.

The extent to which repositories contribute finding aids to the database is entirely at the discretion of the repository; the consortium does not set specific annual quotas or goals for participants to meet.

At least one computer per repository must meet the technical requirements necessary to create EAD finding aids. Internet access is necessary in order to validate and upload encoded finding aids.

RIAMCO members retain copyright of the finding aids they place in the RIAMCO database and are credited in all dissemination efforts.

Repositories many discontinue their relationship with RIAMCO at any time. There are two options to withdrawing:

How to Join

Once you have reviewed RIAMCO’s benefits and policies, please complete a RIAMCO Application and submit it via e-mail or regular mail:

Karen Eberhart
Head, Collection Services and Metadata
Brown University
John Hay Library, Box A
Providence, RI 02912
E-mail: riamco@brown.edu
Telephone: (401) 863-5309


For Participating Institutions