Delivery vs. Desire: How and What Primary Source Archives are Making Accessible over the Internet Verses what Humanities Scholars Want

Kelly Drake
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Archivists have been busy developing various forms of electronic access to their collections. There are catalogues, finding aids, images, sound files, databases, and transcriptions. Evidence shows that scholars are appreciating these sources and that they want more. The question facing information providers now is not if we should digitize, but what. Also, and perhaps, just as important is in what format or systems are these electronic repositories being most accessed and used by the scholars and are these the systems that most archives are using for delivery?

Keywords: Archives, Electronic Resources, Humanities Scholars
Stream: Human Technologies and Useability
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Kelly Drake

Digital and Systems Librarian, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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