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ERIC Number: EJ955668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Controlled Access Headings in EAD Finding Aids: Current Practices in Number of and Types of Headings Assigned
Mascaro, Michelle
Journal of Archival Organization, v9 n3-4 p208-225 2011
This article presents the findings from a study of controlled access headings assigned to encoded archival description finding aids in the Ohio Library and Information Network Finding Aid Repository, focusing on the number of headings per finding aid and the category of terms assigned. Assigning multiple controlled access headings was widely practiced, with an average of 8.16 headings per finding aid. Proper names and topical terms were the 2 categories most often assigned, followed by place names and genre terms, respectively. The study also suggests that practices in assigning access headings for archival collections have not evolved much with the implementation of encoded archival description. (Contains 3 tables and 35 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio