“Janus is a self-funded project, established in October 2002 to provide a single point of networked access to catalogues of archives and manuscript collections held throughout Cambridge. The number and range of participating repositories – both University and non-University – continues to widen, promising in due course the near comprehensive coverage of archives in the city and surrounding area.
The main purpose is to make it easier for researchers with remote access to locate information about archival collections held within Cambridge; details include catalogues of the archival holdings of each participating institution, together with repository information and contact details. These catalogues are individually browsable on the website and there is also the capacity for searching across the catalogues of all contributing repositories. Some collections are only described as a whole; but in the case of larger archives, these catalogues may extend down to individual documents.”