Journal of Web Librarianship
Effective collaboration between archives and technical services can increase the discoverability of special collection materials. Archivists at the University of Dayton Libraries began using Archive-It to capture websites relevant to their collecting policies in 2015. However, the collections were only made available to users from the University of Dayton page on the Archive-It website. Content was isolated in a separate platform and was not promoted to users. Working together, the team of archivists and technical services librarians incorporated the web archive collections into the Libraries’ EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) discovery layer. A local data dictionary was created based on OCLC’s Descriptive Metadata for Web Archiving report (2018), and metadata was added at the seed and collection levels. The result was indexed content on a single, user-friendly platform. The web archive collections were then marketed to the University of Dayton community, and statistics were generated on their use.
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Taylor and Francis
web archiving, discovery layer, special collections, collaboration, social media, academic libraries, EBSCO Discovery Services, web-scale discovery, Archive-It, metadata
Christina A. Beis (0000-0003-4749-1292), Kayla Harris (0000-0002-1672-3022), and Stephanie Shreffler (0000-0002-2147-7495) (2019).
Accessing Web Archives: Integrating an Archive-It Collection into EBSCO Discovery Service. Journal of Web Librarianship.