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"The Discovery Channel: Lessons Learned from Rebuilding OCLC's ArchiveGrid"

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RBMS Preconference 2012
Short Papers Panel 2: Future of Tools
"The Discovery Channel: Lessons Learned from Rebuilding OCLC's ArchiveGrid"
Ellen Ast

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  • “Passe-partout” is copyright (c) 2011 Wies van Erp and made available under a Attribution-noDerivs 2.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en
  • “Current Archives” is copyright (c) 2011 Carmichael Library and made available under a Attribution 2.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
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    • 1. San Diego, Calif., June 21, 2012 #RBMS12The Discovery ChannelLessons learned fromrebuilding ArchiveGridEllen AstResearch AssistantOCLC Research@AstMeansBranch The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 2. What we’ll cover today …1. ArchiveGrid’s Mission & History2. Previous User Studies3. Our Survey and Highlighted Findings The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 3. ArchiveGrid’sMission & History The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 4. Connect researchers …The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 5. …to primary source materials The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 6. 1999: RLG’s Archival Resources The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 7. 2006: ArchiveGrid.org subscription service The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 8. 2011: Freely available ArchiveGrid from OCLC Research The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 9. 2011: Freely available ArchiveGrid from OCLC Research The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 10. 2011: Freely available ArchiveGrid from OCLC Research The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 11. ArchiveGrid index growth The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 12. User Studies The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 13. User Studies: Key questions• Who are the researchers and what are they like?• What resources do researchers use and how do they find them?• How do researchers search online?• What do researchers want to know from their search? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 14. Original three user groups are going strong… Genealogists Faculty Grad students Connected the most Connected the most Connected the most online to librarians and to others who can Most independent archivists teach them about seekers of new Intend to publish new places to go for research resources research findings research. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 15. Survey andHighlightedFindings The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 16. Methodology• 15 new questions based on prior questions• Survey Monkey• April 27-May 25• $50 Amazon gift card!• Multiple choice and open-ended questions• ArchiveGrid blog: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/blog/ The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 17. Q. 10How do you discover new websites and otherresearch resources? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 18. Q. 12When you want to share information about a newwebsite or other research resources what areyour preferred ways to communicate? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 19. Q. 13Which of these website features are valuable foryour research? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 20. Q. 14Comments, tags, reviews and recommendationscan come from a variety of sources. Is there aparticular type of user whose comments,recommendations, etc. you find most valuable? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 21. How do you discover new websites and other research resources? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 22. How do you discover new websites and other research resources? Finding Aids Footnotes Bibliographies Genealogy Section at the Library Newspapers and magazines on my topic The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 23. How do you share new websites and other research resources? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 24. How do you discover new websites and other research resources? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 25. Who is the unaffiliated scholar? Artist Journalist Exhibit Archives, library, mu Model ship seum, historicaldesigner Church member builder society employee Tutor Teacher Writer Metal Living history detecting Forensic performer explorer engineer Consultant Presenter Blogger Event plannerCurious person Volunteer FilmmakerDocumentary maker Retiree Working Historic homes tour guide Family member professional The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 26. Unaffiliated scholars: what is the intended purpose of your research? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 27. Unaffiliated scholars: what is the intended purpose of your research? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 28. Unaffiliated scholars: what is the intended purpose of your research? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 29. Unaffiliated scholars: How do you discover new websites and other research resources? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 30. Unaffiliated scholar? How do you discover and share new resources? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 31. Unaffiliated scholars: how do you share information about resource discoveries? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 32. Whose comments, recommendations, etc. do you find most valuable? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 33. Whose comments, recommendations, etc. do you find most valuable? The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 34. Ellen Astaste@oclc.orgFin The world’s libraries. Connected.

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