Research Collections and Support

Libraries are increasingly leveraging the raw materials of scholarship and knowledge formation by emphasizing the creation and curation of institutional research assets and outputs, including digitized special collections, research data, and researcher profiles. Our work informs current thinking about research collections and the emerging services that libraries are offering to support contemporary modes of scholarship. We are encouraging the development of new ways for libraries to build and provide these types of collections and deliver distinctive services. Our efforts are focused in the following three areas:


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Best Practices for Descriptive Metadata for Web Archiving

Best Practices for Descriptive Metadata for Web Archiving

By Alexis Antracoli, Kate Bowers, Jackie Dooley

Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting
Portland, Oregon (USA)

Dooley and colleagues share their work into best practices for metadata when archiving online materials, drawing from a report that comprehensively advises on these best practices.

Topics: Web Archiving, Metadata

Best Practices for Descriptive Metadata

Best Practices for Descriptive Metadata

By Alexis Antracoli, Karen Stoll Farrell, Jackie Dooley

International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference
London (UK)

Learn about how web archives are being used, the issues with discoverability, and best practices for web archiving descriptive metadata that are community-neutral and standards-neutral.

Topics: Metadata, Web Archiving