This information session provides an early review of some of the key project deliverables, including:
The distinct needs of researchers and cultural heritage institutions in relation to finding aid aggregation, as identified by OCLC Research.
How a national-level finding aid network might offer services, support, and advocacy to community-based archives, surfaced in a two-day workshop hosted by Shift Collective in December 2021, “Increasing National Discovery of Archives,”
A data dashboard providing a summary of EAD finding aid data and usage patterns, represented within US-based regional/state finding aid aggregations as of November 2020-January 2021.
A high-level functional and design model envisioned for a national-level finding aid network.
American Libraries Association, Annual Meeting. “News You Can Use: OCLC Research update: Resources to meet changing community needs” (Lesley A. Langa and Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Research)
American Libraries Association, Library Research Roundtable Panel, Annual Meeting. “Understanding Factors that Shape Archivists’ Needs for a New Finding Aid Platform” (Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Lesley A. Langa, Merrilee Proffitt and Chela Scott Weber, OCLC Research)