I am gathering information for two reasons:
I will be speaking at the upcoming SAA
conference on a panel called "The Future of Finding Aids" --
because RLG hosts ArchiveGrid, I know a fair amount about rough proportions
of archival collection description in MARC, EAD, and HTML. I know
nothing about other formats (such as Word, PDF, etc) for collection descriptions,
so I'm hoping to get a handle on this.
If it turns out that there are significant
number of "other formats" this is interesting information for
future development of ArchiveGrid.
The survey will only take a few minutes
if you have:
A rough idea of the number of described
collections in your institution;
A rough idea of how many of those collections
are described ONLY in Word, PDF, or other formats aside from MARC, EAD,
I will be happy to share results (although
not personal data) after the survey.
Here's the URL: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=268672174268
RLG -- www.rlg.org
2029 Stierlin Court, Suite 100, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
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