OCT 5

Works in Progress Webinar: Research to advance the Building a National Finding Aid Network (NAFAN) project

This webinar will be of interest to library and archive workers, and to those who manage or assess user needs for discovery systems for archival materials.

Presenters

  • Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Director of Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research 
  • Lesley Langa, Associate Researcher, Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research 
  • Bruce Washburn, Principal Software Engineer, OCLC Technical Research 
  • Chela Scott Weber, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research Library Partnership

Description

OCLC Research is a partner on the IMLS-funded Building a National Finding Aid Network (NAFAN) project, led by the California Digital Library, in collaboration with the University of Virginia Library and statewide/regional aggregators. It is a two-year research and demonstration project to build the foundation for a national archival finding aid network. OCLC Research is leading research efforts with archivists and end-users, including:

· Investigating end-user and contributor needs in relation to finding aid aggregations

· Evaluating the potential for finding aid data to support discovery and access needs that are identified in the end-user and contributor research.

Members of the research team will discuss our approach to the project’s research activities and highlight preliminary insights from our data collection and analysis efforts to date. We also will share how our research work will be folded back into the larger NAFAN project.

This webinar will be of interest to library and archive workers, and to those who manage or assess user needs for discovery systems for archival materials.

Register to attend

Date

05 October 2021

Time

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]


Live webinar sessions are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.