About RAMP

The Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP) was built to increase visibility of archival collections by making their holdings discoverable through Wikipedia.

RAMP is open source software available under an Educational Community License, Version 2.0 (ECL-2.0) and can be downloaded from GitHub. You can read more about the first iteration of RAMP (2013) in the Code4Lib Journal.

The data currently being pulled into RAMP comes from three sources: finding aids for archival collections (supplied locally), the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), and WorldCat Identities. Data from the latter two sources is available under an ODC (Open Data Commons) Attribution license. To be contributed to Wikipedia, locally produced finding aid texts would need to be released, per Wikipedia guidelines, under CC-BY-SA and GDL licenses. The current RAMP demo site has been loaded with a set of Library of Congress finding aids, which, as texts produced by U.S. government employees in fulfillment of their duties, are in the public domain.

Project Team

RAMP is a collaborative effort that has brought together curators, programmers, and cataloging and metadata librarians at the University of Miami Libraries in Coral Gables, Florida.

Charles Brown-Roberts
Matt Carruthers (emeritus)
Paul Clough
Andrew Darby
David Gonzalez (emeritus)
Mairelys Lemus-Rojas
Jamie Little
Paige Morgan
Tim Thompson (emeritus)
Patricia Villanueva