Class Notes 9/19

Q: What is an archive?

A: An archive is a place that collects things. Process of collecting things is very important.

AN ORGANIZED COLLECTION OF DATA

  • metadata (Titles, captioning, descriptions, tagging)
  • Audience: Researchers
  • Worldcat subject headings: The largest online bibliography that exists.
  • Expository writing: description (disspassionate, objective language, level of detail is not set in stone)

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