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Special collections: improving access and usability

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract:
This article explores ways to increase access and usability of special collections by leveraging the value of open access and the value of collaboration. Tools that enhance discovery of special collections through the Internet, contextualize, and actively engage the user such as BibilioBoard, Historypin, and Augmented Reality can be an integral part of a strategy to increase access to special collections. More importantly, reference librarians can play a key role in facilitating discovery and access by including special collections in reference searches and by expanding their collaborative and liaison activities.
Title: Special collections: improving access and usability.
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Name(s): Ress, Sunghae
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Extent: 7 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract: This article explores ways to increase access and usability of special collections by leveraging the value of open access and the value of collaboration. Tools that enhance discovery of special collections through the Internet, contextualize, and actively engage the user such as BibilioBoard, Historypin, and Augmented Reality can be an integral part of a strategy to increase access to special collections. More importantly, reference librarians can play a key role in facilitating discovery and access by including special collections in reference searches and by expanding their collaborative and liaison activities.
Identifier: FA00002898 (IID), 10.1080/02763877.2015.968757 (doi)
Subject(s): Reference librarians
Open access
Special collections
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Augmented reality
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763877.2015.968757
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00002898
Restrictions on Access: ©2015 Taylor & Francis
Owner Institution: FAU

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