A set of nineteen indexes to collections held in the Delaware Public Archives have been added to the Delaware Open Data Portal. The indexes are posted in XML format and include basic information about the holdings in the collections.
The indexes were developed as part of a project to create a Collection Gateway for the Delaware Public Archives. The Collection Gateway is on on-line tool for searching the indexes. The indexes do not include all of the information. Researchers can request copies of records or can view original records by visiting the Archive’s Research Room.
The Open Data Portal (data.delaware.gov) is a growing collection of data sets produced by various state agencies that are posted in machine-readable, open formats to allow public use and reuse of public data. It is maintained by the Government Information Center (GIC) and will grow as more data sets are identified by state agencies. The Open Data Portal helps GIC meet its goal of “free and equal access to state, local and federal government information and resources” for Delawareans.