The Archives Hub provides descriptions of thousands of the UK's archive collections. Representing over 300 institutions across the country, the Archives Hub is an effective way to discover unique and often little-known primary sources across all disciplines.
It includes sophisticated searching and filtering options, images and links to digital content, themed collections of resources, and a map to show locations.
It covers a whole range of repositories, from small specialist archives and museum archives, through to national and university archives. You can discover materials relating to a broad range of subjects, from science and medicine through to literature and the arts and there are daily updates to the content.
The Archives Hub provides an EAD editor which is a data creation tool, enabling cataloguers to create and edit standards-based interoperable encoded archival description (EAD) descriptions for their collections, and to submit the descriptions to the Archives Hub. It provides for data validation and incorporates various functions to facilitate the creation of effective archive descriptions.
The Archives Hub collections information integration middleware (CIIM) is an interface for Archives Hub contributors to administer their own descriptions. It enables individual contributors to view and search their own descriptions on the Hub, and to upload and delete descriptions.