Achieving Thresholds for Discovery: Addressing Issues with EAD to Increase Discovery and Access Webinar
This webinar will provide information about the changes institutions can make to their Encoded Archival Description (EAD) practices to improve the discoverability of their materials. Tweet: #oclcr
The recent Code4Lib Journal article "Thresholds for Discovery" reported results from an OCLC Research analysis of 120,000 Encoded Archival Description (EAD) encoded finding aids; the article also highlighted issues with current encoding practices that would inhibit access and discovery. In 2012, Princeton University's Archival Description Working Group undertook an ambitious project to upgrade their finding aids delivery system, addressing many of the issues identified in the "Thresholds" article. Join us for a joint presentation of the OCLC Research and Princeton work, and discussion on steps that institutions can take both individually and collaboratively to improve their own thresholds for discovery.