... one more comment is that I'm generally disappointed when I go to a digital collections web site and it's not acutally digitized Collections, but more individual items or parts of collections. So are you suggesting that all the digitized things are making up a Collection? Or that you've really digitized full collections of material? Or are you trying to describe Digitized Collection Material? I like being specific so would want to use the latter term - realizing that it's not catchy.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kari R Smith
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And if you are including born-digital material from your library or Archives and special collections, then you'll want to figure out a way to describe those digital collections as well (and as different than digitized physical material). Digital Archives would not, in my opinion, be considered to be electronic resources.
On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Jenn C <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We're having a discussion about some web site labeling and navigation.
> We have a list of "digital collections" which are collections that
> contain items we've digitized. There was concern expressed that we
> have something labeled "digital collections" patrons might think that
> includes databases and other items.
> Has anyone done user testing around this or have any experience/ideas
> about how to handle the difference between these?