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ERIC Number: EJ887528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
EAD Encoding and Display: A Content Analysis
Kim, Jihyun
Journal of Archival Organization, v2 n3 p41-55 2004
The study investigated implications of variations in EAD [Encoded Archival Description]-encoded finding aids on the Web. A content analysis methodology was used to examine five different aspects of EAD finding aids: (1) data elements; (2) labeling terminology; (3) navigation; (4) browsing; (5) searching. Seventeen EAD finding aid web sites selected from 161 RLG [Research Libraries Group] member institution web sites, were examined. The results of the study showed that variations in EAD finding aids existed. These include inconsistency in the use of data elements, labeling terminology, and browsing attributes. In addition, some of the EAD finding aid web sites did not provide navigational aids within a finding aid or search functions for access to it. Findings suggest that increased navigational aids, as well as more browsing and search functions are needed to provide better access to EAD-encoded finding aids. (Contains 3 tables and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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