Bonnie Gordon, Patrick Galligan and Hannah Sistrunk
Digital Programs Team, Rockefeller Archive Center
Infrastructure to acquire, manage, preserve, and facilitate access to digital records
Web application to enable the transfer, appraisal, and accessioning of digital records
Card sorting activity
Twelve personas in four user categories
Group activity using personas
"Map" of user steps to accomplish a task
Essential for development decisions and UI design
Step - Question - Comment - Idea
Lightweight DIY approach
Two rounds of iterative testing
Engage and empower archival staff users
Collaboration and engagement
Value diverse domains of knowledge
Break down barriers around tech and digital work
Support sustainability of infrastructure
Data Concerns and Modeling
Little prior data modeling experience
Knew we wanted to collaborate
Creating a bibliography
Interactive learning sessions
Try some wine?
Building off the work of others
Preliminary internal draft
More hands-on sessions with different groups
Informal user testing
Model the data from a single finding aid
Model the data and relationships between the three finding aids
Model the data from two finding aids in relation to an agent (John D. Rockefeller Jr.)
Coworkers want different ways to find information
Break the mold of traditional discovery
Users might not think about data the same as us
Finalize and Serialize
Ask community for comments
Modeling isn't scary!
Increasing importance of working with data
Greater understanding of our work
New systems, new processes
Some previous digital accessioning
What will our staff need?
Existing frameworks, like the DigCurV Curriculum Framework
What tools will be used?
What will processes look like?
What are the current roles in accessioning?
What will those roles look like?
What external resources are available?
What internal resources are necessary?
Not entirely according to plan
Staff felt they had acquired listed competencies
Overall a success
Bonnie Gordon @sosinister
Patrick Galligan @p_galligan
Hannah Sistrunk @HaSistrunk