Based on a diagnosed need, retrieve, interpret, and/or repackage relevant information resources, and evaluate their use and impact
Exhibit professional behavior, knowledge, and attitudes, based on client-centered philosophy and ethical guidelines
For this assignment, I read various materials on Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and evaluated their content and value and repackaged the information in the form of an annotated bibliography. This was an invaluable assignment. I learned a great deal about EAD and created a tool by which others could ascertain the various aspects of EAD and decide if they wished to utilize the reviewed source in greater detail.
This assignment required the review of various reference tools identified as vital to a chosen audience. My audience members were graduate students in American History. I identified 8 reference sources that these students would find helpful. These sources were assessed according to authority, scope, format, and other factors that determine utility. This was one of the more enjoyable assignments that I had at SLIM. I enjoyed evaluating each resource and attempting to determine what makes a tool valuable to a given group. I learned that evaluation is heavily dependent on the audience – I would not review a source in the same manner for dissimilar audiences.