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Finding Aids Fair 2005
Celebrating Scope and Content: Innovative Uses of Narratives in Finding
Aids

Join us in New Orleans for the annual Description Section Finding Aids
Fair, "Celebrating Scope and Content: Innovative Uses of Narratives in
Finding Aids." The Finding Aids Fair will be open in the Exhibition Hall
Friday August 19, from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Members of the Description
Section will be available at the Fair periodically throughout the day.

This year's theme focuses on the narrative portions of the finding aid.
These narrative portions come in a variety of shapes and sizes, crafted to
assist users in understanding the contents of a collection. Archivists have
used the narrative to tell the story of the materials, to highlight the
collection’s significance, and to create tools that assist users in
assessing relevance and enhancing their interaction with the materials
themselves.

If you've done something innovative with the narrative portions of a
finding aid, please submit a sample and a brief description of why you did
what you did. And stop by the Fair and see what your colleagues have come
up with!

To submit entries, please contact:
Kathy Wisser
Vice Chair, Description Section
NC ECHO Metadata Coordinator
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Duke University
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919-660-5913