The Endangerment of Trees: A Provocative Look at the Future of the Finding Aid
San Francisco, CA
The author contemplates the future of the archival finding aid on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Encoded Archival Description, a standard for encoding archival finding aids for use in an online environment. The author posits that standards for multi-level, hierarchical description in archival finding aids may conflict with how web search engines index finding aids as well as the requirements for describing digital-born materials of the future.
Archival description; Cataloging of archival materials; EAD; Encoded Archival Description (Document type definition); Finding aids; Information organization; Internet searching; Search engine optimization; Search engines
Archival Science | Cataloging and Metadata | Library and Information Science
The Endangerment of Trees: A Provocative Look at the Future of the Finding Aid.
Presentation at EAD@10,
San Francisco, CA.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/libfacpresentation/124