October 12, 2011
The digital archive of the global Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has been launched on the internet.
The archive has been computerized by the IDEA@ARC system and is now open to the public worldwide.
Materials from the organization's archive collections will be displayed within the JDC digital internet catalog, including photographs, books, documents and more.
In the currently displayed catalog one may find materials starting from the Forties of the previous century to these days, including documentations and the names of refugees and immigrants whom the JDC helped after World War II.
In order to be able to display the catalog on the internet the archive used the API interface of IDEA Information Systems.
The other collections will be exposed within the standard internet interface of the IDEAWEB.
The launching of the catalog and the exposure of the unique collections to the public is the final milestone of the computerizing project of the Joint archive and the digitizing process of all its collections including over three million documents, more than 150 thousands files and a large variety of materials.
By using the IDEA@ARC system of IDEA Information Systems, the Joint manages its information within its global branches on one database. This enables the public to conduct searches on all branches together or separately on each one, enjoying rapid and simple accessibility to the organizations information.
To search the catalogue
NYTimes Story on JDC's Global Archives Live Online