Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

research institute at University of Virginia

The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) is a research institute at the University of Virginia in the United States. It specializes in the use of Information technology in the humanities.The institute was founded in 1992 with money donated by IBM. In 2010, the institute developed the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) database. This database has authority controls for people and what other people have written about the person. The database also tells which libraries have the writings about the person. Each person in the database has their own unique number. As of 2016, the SNAC database had entries for 2.5 million people.[1][2][3]


  1. Hamill, Lois (2017). Archival Arrangement and Description: Analog to Digital, p. 116-117. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 1442279176
  2. Dowler, Lawrence (ed.) (1997). Gateways to Knowledge: The Role of Academic Libraries in Teaching, Learning, and Research, p. 82. MIT Press. ISBN 0262041596
  3. Christopher, Kaylyn (22 November 2016). "For UVA Researchers, No Ambition is Too Bold". University of Virginia Today. Retrieved 21 February 2018.

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