OCLC Research has put out a call for focus group participants to help them improve access to their archival collections. The focus group is part of their work on the Building a National Finding Aid Network project and is intended to garner insight from those who work with an archival collection in a library, archive, museum, or other community or cultural heritage setting. Volunteers will fill out a form to help assemble groups, though not everyone who volunteers will be selected. “We will be assembling groups with an eye toward representing different roles and responsibilities, archive types, and institutions that do and do not currently participate in an archival aggregation. We are looking for a wide variety of perspectives, so we encourage you to volunteer if you work with archives in any way and are willing to participate.”
The focus group will be held online and will take approximately 90 minutes.
Participants can sign up here. Digital humanities library folks who work with archival materials can lend a unique perspective to the focus group, particularly with respect to digitized collections and/or the use of digitized content for DH pedagogy and research.