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Thursday, August 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
210 - Pop Up: Can They Get Here from There? Bringing Online Researchers to the Reading Room

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Is your website a tool capable of converting online browsers into reading room researchers?  How do you know?

Start by comparing your website to a set of guidelines.  This session presents the Archives Research Preparation Online (ARPO) Index, a framework for evaluating archival webpages in the context of how thoroughly a researcher may prepare online for an on-site research visit.
This session discusses the ARPO Index two sections:
  • The ARPO Index and its online assessment tool

    An in-depth discussion of the nine components that allows you to evaluate your website (if WiFi is available) with the online assessment tool in real time.  We'll step through real-world examples of each component.

  • Academic Archives and the ARPO Index

    Preliminary results of a study that reviews U.S. academic archives websites using the index. 
Audience participation will be encouraged through discussion and Q&A.  This session is perfect for anyone whose archives have public webpages and encourage researchers to use their collections.
Come join us for this interactive session.  You'll leave the session having completed a benchmark evaluation of your website that you can use to gather support for your next redesign or the implementation of useful tools.

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Scott Pitol

Iron Mountain | Library Services

Thursday August 16, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Delaware B, [Lobby Level]