While the Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation is a scholarly journal, preserving data about slavery and those enslaved goes far beyond the province of the Academy. Many individuals and institutions have collected data about the lives of the enslaved and would like to see their efforts made public, acknowledged, preserved, and connected to Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade ( Community contributors may include archives, libraries, museums, public history sites, religious organizations, or family history and genealogy collections interested in making their collections more discoverable as well as help with sustainability and preservation. Community contributors may also include genealogists, citizen historians, K-12 educators and students, independent researchers, and those who have found family records about slavery and the enslaved in their attic. In both instances, community contributors do not need the recognition of peer review, but do want to make their records public.

If you are an archive, library, museum, religious organization, or public history site, and would like to find out more about connecting your collections (through Linked Open Data) to, please contact us. Of course, should an institution choose peer review for a collection, particularly an online site or project, then it is best to proceed to the information on Peer Reviewed Submissions.

If you are a citizen historian, genealogist, independent researcher, or have a collection you would like us to review, you may want to start by going to the Submission Process to submit your collection, or contact us directly.

If you know of a great resource -- online project, archive, public history site, museum, library -- that is not listed in our Resources on, please contact us with a reference to the resource.