A research agreement signed in 1998 between the Florence State Archives and the
Centro di Ricerche Informatiche per i
of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa launched a project to
transfer the Anagrafe database to a new software environment based on a model for
the representation of the archival situation more
in line with the ISAD (G)
international standards of description.
Completed during the year 2000, this project was divided into two successive stages. In the first, the data recorded within the framework of the Anagrafe degli Archivi di Stato project were transferred to a new conceptual architecture and a provisional
software environment constituted by the Arianna
program for archival description.
The second involved the creation of a new application using DBMS Oracle 8.1.6,
on a Windows NT platform, the migration of the Anagrafe data, and the inclusion
within the same environment of a database of finding aids . both historical and
still in use . created by the Florence State Archives independently of the Anagrafe
After migration into the new application, the data involved were subjected to
revision with a view both to inserting the information into the specific fields
defined in the new system but not present in the Anagrafe system and to updating
and integrating the database as a whole.