The Microfilm Index (MI) describes all those archaeological archives for which the National Monuments Record for England (NMR) holds microfilm copies. English Heritage NMR's microfilm programme has been running for the last 20 years, and the collection comprises archive obtained from a variety of sources, including archaeological units, museums and English Heritage. The Microfilm Collection contains excavations, evaluations, watching briefs and geophysical surveys; building surveys, desk-based assessments; and fieldwalking projects. This resource is accessible through the ADS Archsearch database and can be searched by selecting the 'Search by resource' option from the menu bar. The site is easily navigable through the standard ADS interface and users are required to accept the ADS terms and conditions prior to accessing the resource. Although this resource is part of a much larger dataset, a page exists to outline the history of the dataset and describe the MI fields supplied for each archive to the Archaeology Data Service (which form a subset of the full record held at the National Monuments Record).
This website is an attempt to reproduce digitally the objects that may have been lost physically from the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad. Though poorly organised, the website does contain a rather significant collection of photographs of items from the Museum's collection, a poster exhibition, and information about the looting of the Museum following the 2003 invasion. The website also contains a section of photo studies of Iraq in 1925, and an exhibition of contemporary expressionist painter Vian Sora. In addition, the site offers a weblog about the difficulties facing the project, as well as links to related websites of potential interest to those wanting to know more about Iraqi archaeology, as well as Iraqi culture and politics more broadly.
The website of the "Istituto Nazionale di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte" outlines the research aims of the institute within the disciplines of archaeology and art history. Of importance are the archives including manuscripts; printed books (mostly old excavation reports); and photographs. Information on the publications of the institute is also available. Staff of the institute is carrying out excavations at Pietrabbondante (Helleno-Samnite theatre); an illustrated preliminary report is available in PDF format. The collection of photographs owned by the institute is particularly interesting and focuses on Italy and Africa including Egypt. A few photographs are published on the website as example and whilst some will have historical significance, some show ancient monuments before modernity reached them. Researchers and postgraduate students in particular may find the website useful to determine if a visit to the collections of the institute would be valuable.
This is the homepage of the Library and Archives of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The site showcases the museum's rich collection of archaeological and historical studies of Canada's native peoples from the 19th and 20th centuries. Users will find a searchable online catalogue; an onsite search engine; rights, rules and permissions for access; and a valuable list of recent publications, which demonstrates the worth of the museum's collections for researchers in history, ethnology, archaeology, cultural studies and military studies. The library possesses a unique rare book collection and aborignal artworks. The museum archive claims to hold over half a million photographs relating to Canada's aboriginal groups. The archive also holds some 10,000 films and videos and over 28,000 sound recordings documenting the societies of the native, Inuit and Métis peoples. Finally, researchers' original manuscripts and field notes in archaeology, ethnology, folklore, history and museology round out the museum's archival holdings. A virtual catalogue with image samples to complement the textual online catalogue was under construction at the time of review.
The Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (PASP) website presents the work of a research centre at the University of Texas. There are news presented in the form of a blog; reports of activities; editorials and articles by staff members; the Studies in Mycenaean Inscriptions and Dialect (SMID) online database; The PASP database for the use of scripts on Cyprus; the Alice Kober, Michael Ventris and Emmett L. Bennett, Jr. archive (finding aids only available online, but a full digitisation program is underway); and other information. Researchers or postgraduate students interested in Aegean scripts (Linear A and B primarily) may find this website useful.