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dc.creatorCornish, Alan
dc.creatorMerrill, Alex
dc.descriptionPoster session presented at the 2008 American Library Association Annual Conference (Anaheim, CA), June 28, 2008.en
dc.description.abstractWith the launch of large-scale book digitization projects, libraries will increasingly be distinguished by their special and archival collections, and by the services that they offer to provide access to these collections. This presentation describes some of the innovative tools being created to enhance access to resources of the Northwest Digital Archives, a consortium of libraries and archival facilities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. These efforts include the creation of a robust RSS feed describing recently-added NWDA resources and the integration of a user tagging system that enables visitors to add information to collection finding aids while the archival record is kept intact. The presentation will provide visual examples of these applications, along with information on how these tools are being integrated into the NWDA program.en
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
dc.subjectspecial collections
dc.subjectcollaborative tools
dc.titleWhere archives and special collections meet Web 2.0: Building next-generation archival tools

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    This collection contains educational material created by Alex Merrill, Head of Systems and Technical Operations at WSU Libraries.
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    This collection includes selected articles and presentations created by Alan (Al) Cornish, formerly systems librarian at Washington State University.

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