Extreme Makeover: Finding Aid Edition

Publication Year:
2018
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Repository URL:
https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/libraries_present/64; https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1064&context=libraries_present
Author(s):
Johnson, Jessica E.; Kidd, Margaret T; Muskavitch, Laura
Tags:
Archives; poster; finding aid; Library and Information Science
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lecture / presentation description
Just as fashion trends change over time, so do our standards for finding aids. Recently, we revisited a number of our guides that have existed unchanged online for years and found that many have not aged well. Some finding aids were written by untrained staff or were created prior to the introduction of DACS. Others suffered from neglect in that they weren’t updated to reflect accruals to a collection or were not checked for grammar and spelling errors. It was time to take our finding aids from drab to fab, but how?