Journal of Library Metadata
Taylor & Francis
Library and Information Science
This case study describes the several challenges faced by Library personnel at the University of Montana as they iteratively made an historical dataset available in the institutional repository in a way that attempted to optimize its discoverability, accessibility, searchability, and usability to current and future researchers. The authors will examine the development of this multi-media dataset collection in order to discuss the specific challenges and opportunities around: describing and making available an historical dataset, repository structures, metadata specifications, and accessibility requirements.
historical data, digital commons, seismic data, data enhancement, data description, accessibility, data dissemination
© 2018 Teressa Keenan and Wendy Walker. Published with license by Taylor & Francis.
Teressa Keenan & Wendy Walker (2018) Considerations and Challenges for Describing Historical Research Data: A Case Study, Journal of Library Metadata, 17:3-4, 241-252, DOI: 10.1080/19386389.2018.1440919