Playfulness in the Archives: Enhancing Digital Collections through Card Sorting

Playfulness in the Archives: Enhancing Digital Collections through Card Sorting by Erin Passehl-Stoddart

Regardless of institutional type or resources, one question facing archives and special collections is how archival collections can be efficiently enhanced with minimal or no original metadata. This issue becomes a focal point when collections are digitized, as metadata is what makes digital collections more accessible and usable. This case study explores the development of a digital collection using card sorting activities and gamification techniques and analyzes the direct and indirect effects of each strategy, including student employee connections to library learning goals and visual literacy standards.

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