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Partners in Research: Improving Access to the Nation's Archive

By Paul Conway

Conway, Paul. Partners in Research: Improving Access to the Nation's Archive, Pittsburgh: Archives & Museum Informatics, 1994.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
(PDF)
Preface
(PDF)
Chapter 1: Origins and Outcomes (PDF)
 
Chapter 2: Methodological Considerations (PDF)
 
Chapter 3: The July 1991 Draft Report (PDF)
Introduction
Understanding Users and Use
The National Archives Context
Summary of Research Methodology
Major Findings
Who Uses the National Archives
Purpose of Research Visit
Discovering the National Archives
Advance Contact and Previous Experience
Research Questions
The Research Questions
Orientation
Search and Retrieval
Application
Toward Enhanced Access to the Nation's Archives
List of Figures
Figure 1: Research Purposes
Figure 2: Gatekeeper Approach
Figure 3: Partnership Approach
List of Figures
Figure 1: Research Purposes
Figure 2: Gatekeeper Approach
Figure 3: Partnership Approach
List of Tables
Table 1: Research Visits During Study Weeks
Table 2: Purpose of Research Visit
Table 3: Discovering the National Archives
Table 4: Advance Contact and Previous Experience
Table 5: Research Question Elements
Table 6: Intended Use of Resources by Media
Table 7: Use of Photocopying Services
Table 8: Familiarity with Computers
Table 9: Success in Finding Relevant Information
 
Chapter 4: Appendices to the Draft Report
Appendix 1: Initial Consultation and Referral (PDF)
Appendix 2: Using the Microfilm Research Room (PDF)
Appendix 3: Using Textual Records in the National Archives (PDF)
Appendix 4: Special Archives Research Rooms (PDF)
Appendix 5: Telephone Inquiry Log (PDF)
Appendix 6: Reference Correspondence Analysis (PDF)
Appendix 7: Reference Interviews (PDF)
Bibliography (PDF)

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