Malleable Finding Aids

  • Scott R. Anderson
  • Robert B. Allen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7489)

Abstract

We show a prototype implementation of a Wiki-based Malleable Finding Aid that provides features to support user engagement and we discuss the contribution of individual features such as graphical representations, a table of contents, interactive sorting of entries, and the possibility for user tagging. Finally, we explore the implications of Malleable Finding Aids for collections which are richly inter-linked and which support a fully social Archival Commons.

Keywords

Archives Finding Aid User Engagement Wiki 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott R. Anderson
    • 1
  • Robert B. Allen
    • 2
  1. 1.Ganser LibraryMillersville UniversityMillersvilleUSA
  2. 2.School of Information ManagementVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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