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Wendy Pflug

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  • XSLT style sheet; Table is subset of data from the EAD
  • Marac subject guides pflug

    1. 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. 2. Research Guide to AISCollections
    3. 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. 4. LibGuides as Subject Guide
    5. 5. LibGuide Use
    6. 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. 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. 8. EAD XML ExportWhen EAD XML subject heading is exported from Archivists’ Toolkit:<subject source=“lcsh”>Astronomers—Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh</subject>
    9. 9. EAD Code Tags ExportWhen Tags are exported from Archivists’ Toolkit:<subject source=“ulstag”> Personal papers</subject>
    10. 10. JSON Data File
    11. 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. 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. 13. Browse Feature on HomePage
    14. 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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