New Report: "The Metadata is the Interface: Better Description for Better Discovery of Archives and Special Collections, Synthesized from User Studies"

This report synthesizes evidence from archival user studies and specifies what descriptive information is needed for research.

It also includes recommendations for improving discovery of archives and special collections.

More Information

The Metadata is the Interface: Better Description for Better Discovery of Archives and Special Collections, Synthesized from User Studies (.pdf: 190K/17pp.)
www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2009/2009-06.pdf

The Metadata is the Interface Resource List/Bibliography (.doc: 31K/6 pp.)

Archives and Special Collections Program
www.oclc.org/research/activities/mum.htm

For more information:

Jennifer Schaffner
Program Officer
OCLC Research
jennifer_schaffner@oclc.org
+1-650-287-2140

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
melissa_renspie@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231