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Wendy Pflug

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  • XSLT style sheet; Table is subset of data from the EAD
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    • 1. “It’s Hard to Find SomethingWhen You Don’t Know WhatYou’re Looking For…”Subject Guides for Archival and ManuscriptCollection Wendy Pflug October 22, 2011
    • 2. Research Guide to AISCollections
    • 3. LibGuides as Subject Guides Created 5 LibGuides, representing major themes in our collections: ◦ Business ◦ Environmental ◦ Government, Political and Social Activists ◦ Organizations, Local Societies and Institutional Records ◦ Labor and Working Class History
    • 4. LibGuides as Subject Guide
    • 5. LibGuide Use
    • 6. Faceted Browsing of FindingAids Users could find items on more than one dimension Discover collections without using a specific keyword Allow for browsing collections in a format that was more than a list
    • 7. Subject Headings  Idea to use existing subject headings to create word cloud  Problem: too many terms  Solution: “Tags” to define and/or limit vocabulary to apply uniformly
    • 8. EAD XML ExportWhen EAD XML subject heading is exported from Archivists’ Toolkit:<subject source=“lcsh”>Astronomers—Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh</subject>
    • 9. EAD Code Tags ExportWhen Tags are exported from Archivists’ Toolkit:<subject source=“ulstag”> Personal papers</subject>
    • 10. JSON Data File
    • 11. Our Process Step 1: EAD gets fed through the XSLT Style Sheet. Output = Tab delimited text file Step 2: Tab delimited text gets converted to comma separated text (CSV) Step 3: Python script converts CSV to JSON file Step 4: HTML file interacts with JSON
    • 12. ULS Tags Terms Architecture  Labor Associations  Personal Papers Business &  Politics Industry  Social Action Churches &  Transportation Synagogues  University of Education Pittsburgh Environment  Women Government
    • 13. Browse Feature on HomePage
    • 14. What We Learned Goal: subject guides as way for researchers to browse collections LibGuides more useful as an instructional tool than as a subject guide Faceted browsing of finding aids met our users’ needs the best

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