"[S]earch boxes, along with other digital tools, themselves embody arguments. There are assumptions built into their code about what is relevant, what is significant, what is necessary...Changing the way we access resources changes the sorts of stories we can tell." - full text of presentation, with links to visuals at appropriate points.

You can also page through the visuals alone here but they make more sense when viewed in conjunction with the text.

An interesting side note:  This was delivered not at a tech conference, or a library conference, or an archives conference, but at the annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Indexers.


Michele Combs
Lead Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University
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