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We are currently involved in an NHPRC-funded project
(http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/hoole/cabaniss) to test a model for
mass-digitization of collections for under $1.87 per page, leveraging the
EAD finding aid series descriptions for the search and retrieval, and
linking to digitized content from within the finding aid
(http://acumen.lib.ua.edu/u0003_0000252).

As a part of this project, we will be performing a usability study to
compare the access of content via item-level descriptions versus via the
finding aid.

If you know of any similar usability studies, and I have not already
contacted you, please let me know!  Thanks already to Jodi Allison-Bunnell
at Northwest Digital Archives and Barbara Aikins at the Smithsonian
Archives of American Art for sharing theirs.

Thank you!

Jody DeRidder
Digital Services
University of Alabama Libraries
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
(205) 348-0511
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