Developing a Meaningful Digital Self-Archiving Model: Archival Theory vs. Natural Behavior in the Minds of Carolina Research Project

Megan A. Winget, Marisa Ramirez
2007 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
goal of learning more about the natural behaviors of people choosing materials for inclusion in a digital archive. Project participants, retiring faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had a number of tasks to perform. They had to 1) survey and choose the materials to include in the archive; 2) develop a "collection development plan" defining the nature of their materials, their intended audience, and the organizational scheme of their collection; 3) provide materials for
more » ... de materials for digitization; 4) supply metadata for the digitized materials; and 5) write a " finding aid" for their collection. The research team digitized the materials and developed a demonstration repository website for the participants. This paper will focus on the disconnect between traditional archival theory and the users' natural behavior; and the challenges of developing an archival collection given current digital repository software.
doi:10.1002/meet.14504301144 fatcat:5vlfytwqsnex3bk3pnfz2ihoqm