The next library faculty seminar will be held on December 11 at 10 a.m. in the Willamette Rooms on the Valley Library’s third floor. Anne Bahde from the library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center will present “Reimagining the Archival Finding Aid using Digital Humanities Visualization Techniques.” Hope to see you there.
Here’s the description of the seminar’s content: Traditional archival finding aids have long been criticized for their usability challenges. This presentation will demonstrate a reimagined model of this genre incorporating network graphs, timelines and maps to encourage and enable exploration of archival collections. Preliminary results of user focus groups and surveys will be presented along with ideas for further enhancements to the archival research experience.