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ERIC Number: EJ887523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
How Researchers Search for Manuscript and Archival Collections
Hamburger, Susan
Journal of Archival Organization, v2 n1-2 p79-102 2004
By conducting a survey of a cross-section of researchers at six major research libraries, the author sought to determine the usefulness of specific online resources to find primary sources, to ascertain researchers' awareness of these sources, and to uncover their discovery methodology. The survey results demonstrate that the majority of researchers continue to utilize traditional methods of uncovering primary sources and do not take full advantage of online resources. The author offers four recommendations that archivists can implement to assist researchers with online discovery. (Contains 14 tables and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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