The University of Denver cataloged and digitized the whole of an archival collection in two years by taking advantage of patterns inherent in archival arrangement to batch-create metadata using Archival collection management software.
A new system that allows archival collections to be arranged digitally, new methods and metrics for evaluating archival arrangements, a detailed analysis of the steps involved in archival arrangement and how they correlate with the final outcomes of the process, and a method for analyzing arrangements based on the topologies created by processing archivists are presented.
The findings from interviews with 26 humanities scholars are reported, in conjunction with a set of initial requirements for a mobile application that will support scholars in capturing documents, recreating the archival context, and uploading these documents to cloud storage for access and sharing from other devices.
This case study describes the transformation of a hidden collection into a teaching collection through the exhibition of uncatalogued Islamic manuscripts, their associated digital component and the resulting faculty–librarian collaboration.
The Practical E-Records Method attempts to address the problem of institutional archives and manuscript repositories inability to capture, preserve and provide access to the complete range of documentation that end users need to understand and interpret past human activity by providing easy-to-implement software reviews, guidance/policy templates, and program recommendations.
The value of tags in identifying and determining user points of view and tags' potential to represent and connect to metadata description and to support discovery of relevant resources are demonstrated.