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NAFAN: A national finding aid network that is community-driven, -sustained, and -governed

Works in Progress Webinar: Building a National Finding Aid Network (NAFAN) research findings—Introduction and project recommendations

By Chela Scott Weber, Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Members of the OCLC Research NAFAN team introduced the goals and methodologies used across this important research project. This session covered the overall recommendations based on the findings of the OCLC Research effort for the NAFAN project.

Topics: Works in Progress, User Research

Understanding Archivists Needs for a National Finding Aid Platform

Understanding Factors that Shape Archivists’ Needs for a New National Finding Aid Platform

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Lesley A. Langa, Merrilee Proffitt, Chela Scott Weber

LRRT Chair's Program: Research Forum and Awards Presentation, ALA Annual 2022
Washington, DC

The authors identify and discuss the opportunities and challenges archivists experience when describing archival materials, sharing archival description on the web, and making decisions about whether or not to participate in current finding aid aggregations.

Topics: User Research, Archives and Special Collections