Avoiding a "Level of Discontent" in Finding Aids: An Analysis of User Engagement Across EAD Levels
Utah Library Association Conference
USU Libraries Cataloging and Metadata Services unit investigated the discoverability of local Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. The research team put two versions of the same finding aid online with one described at the file (box or folder) level and the other described at the item level. Over a year later the team pulled the analytics for each guide and assessed the descriptive level most frequently accessed as well as the search terms patrons utilized and where they were found in finding aid tags. Presenters will discuss the methodology of the project and research outcomes.
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Arnljots, A., Daybell, P., Payant, A., Skeen, B., Woolcott, L. (2022). Avoiding a "Level of Discontent" in Finding Aids: An Analysis of User Engagement Across EAD Levels. Presented at the Utah Library Association (ULA) Conference, May 20, 2022, Layton, UT.
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