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ERIC Number: EJ925670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Re-Imagining Archival Display: Creating User-Friendly Finding Aids
Daines, J. Gordon, III; Nimer, Cory L.
Journal of Archival Organization, v9 n1 p4-31 2011
This article examines how finding aids are structured and delivered, considering alternative approaches. It suggests that single-level displays, those that present a single component of a multilevel description to users at a time, have the potential to transform the delivery and display of collection information while improving the user experience. It also examines how single-level displays allow for greater reuse of finding aid data. It introduces the Brigham Young University finding aid system as a proof of concept model demonstrating the power of using inheritance and single-level displays to meet user needs. (Contains 6 figures and 79 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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