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The Cross-Search and Context Utility:
Contextualizing Digital Content
and
Associated Encoded Archival Description
Finding ...
Problem
“What is this? You want me to read
all of this?”
Online Finding Aids
Hierarchical display is confusing / difficult
Users want to customize their experience
Users want dire...
Digital Content
Google
Finding
Aid

Finding
Aid
Design

User
Feedback

User
Centered
Design

Test

Prototype
Administrator

Teaching
Faculty

Avocational

Research
Faculty

Geneaologist

Student
Demo:

Archives Engine West
http://www5.iath.virginia.edu/nwda/prototype
xcu testing site
Issues / Challenges
<identifier>oooooooo</identifier>
<date>llllllll</date>

<identifier>zzzzzzzz</identifier>
<date>wwwwwwwwww</date>

<ident...
<identifier>oooooooo</identifier>
<date>llllllll</date>

*MAGIC*
(aka a lot of custom work
and scripting)

MODS
<mods>
<identifier type="XCU-MODS">MODS-8652</identifier>
<titleInfo>
<title>Nestucca Sand Spit</title>
</titleInfo>

<nam...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizmangphotography/9284617870
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5984094240
Next Steps

Summative Evaluation
future

http://www.flickr.com/photos/expressmonorail/3046970004/
Thanks!
sam.meister@mso.umt.edu
@samalanmeister
jodiab@orbiscascade.org
Jodi Allison-Bunnell
Project Manager
The Cross-Search and Context Utility: Contextualizing Digital Content  and  Associated Encoded Archival Description Findin...
The Cross-Search and Context Utility: Contextualizing Digital Content  and  Associated Encoded Archival Description Findin...
The Cross-Search and Context Utility: Contextualizing Digital Content  and  Associated Encoded Archival Description Findin...
The Cross-Search and Context Utility: Contextualizing Digital Content  and  Associated Encoded Archival Description Findin...
The Cross-Search and Context Utility: Contextualizing Digital Content  and  Associated Encoded Archival Description Findin...
The Cross-Search and Context Utility: Contextualizing Digital Content  and  Associated Encoded Archival Description Findin...
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The Cross-Search and Context Utility: Contextualizing Digital Content and Associated Encoded Archival Description Finding Aid Metadata in the Northwest

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The Cross-Search and Context Utility: Contextualizing Digital Content and Associated Encoded Archival Description Finding Aid Metadata in the Northwest

  1. 1. The Cross-Search and Context Utility: Contextualizing Digital Content and Associated Encoded Archival Description Finding Aid Metadata in the Northwest Sam Meister University of Montana Digital Library Federation Forum 2013 November 5, 2013
  2. 2. Problem
  3. 3. “What is this? You want me to read all of this?”
  4. 4. Online Finding Aids Hierarchical display is confusing / difficult Users want to customize their experience Users want direct access to content Novice users struggle with archival terminology
  5. 5. Digital Content
  6. 6. Google
  7. 7. Finding Aid Finding Aid
  8. 8. Design User Feedback User Centered Design Test Prototype
  9. 9. Administrator Teaching Faculty Avocational Research Faculty Geneaologist Student
  10. 10. Demo: Archives Engine West http://www5.iath.virginia.edu/nwda/prototype
  11. 11. xcu testing site
  12. 12. Issues / Challenges
  13. 13. <identifier>oooooooo</identifier> <date>llllllll</date> <identifier>zzzzzzzz</identifier> <date>wwwwwwwwww</date> <identifier>bbbbbbb</identifier> <date>mmmmmm</date>
  14. 14. <identifier>oooooooo</identifier> <date>llllllll</date> *MAGIC* (aka a lot of custom work and scripting) MODS
  15. 15. <mods> <identifier type="XCU-MODS">MODS-8652</identifier> <titleInfo> <title>Nestucca Sand Spit</title> </titleInfo> <name> <namePart>Straub, Robert W.</namePart> <role> <roleTerm>Creator</roleTerm> </role> </name> <originInfo> <dateCreated>1966-05-08T07:00:00Z</dateCreated> </originInfo>
  16. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizmangphotography/9284617870
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5984094240
  18. 18. Next Steps Summative Evaluation
  19. 19. future http://www.flickr.com/photos/expressmonorail/3046970004/
  20. 20. Thanks! sam.meister@mso.umt.edu @samalanmeister jodiab@orbiscascade.org Jodi Allison-Bunnell Project Manager

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