ArcLight is an effort to build a Blacklight-based environment to support discovery and delivery for archives and special collections, initiated by Stanford University Libraries in late 2014. The vision for ArcLight has been to support discovery and delivery of archives and special collections (both physical and digital), to improve presentation and usability for archival description, and to enable integration with systems like Samvera, ArchivesSpace, and request management systems.
Envisioned as a collaborative project since its inception, ArcLight has been made possible through contributions of design, requirements analysis, software development, and testing from both Stanford Libraries and a number of contributing institutions, including University of Michigan, Princeton University, Duke University, Indiana University, the National Library of Medicine, Georgia Tech, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and the Rockefeller Archives Center. All ArcLight code is open source, is developed under the same software license, community norms, working practices, and contribution model as the Blacklight project, upon which it is based.
ArcLight project updates
The most recent updates from the ArcLight project and its community appear below. Visit the full list of updates for older news.