The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) at UA Little Rock has received $22,283 from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council to allow online access to their extensive collections.
Currently, SNRC’s databases contain newspaper indices, tribal enrollment information, documents, and Native American obituaries. With this grant, SNRC will be able to consistently format all entries in their databases and implement a user-friendly search function on their website.
In this project, SNRC will consolidate the current database records and create a standardized data model. After the data model is created, a web developer will analyze user needs and create a new search interface to help patrons explore SNRCs collections. This project will help researchers across the world find the information they need without physically visiting the research center.
SNRC, which was created by Drs. Daniel Littlefield and James W. Parins in 1983, is the largest repository of Native American collections in the world.
The Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council provides grants to state-owned properties for management, stewardship, and acquisition of natural areas, historic sites, and outdoor recreation areas owned by the State of Arkansas.
For more information on the SNRC, visit their website at ualr.edu/sequoyah .