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Information architecture and hypertextuality

Concerns for digital curation

Abstract

Information architecture, historical hypertext, and digital curation are related concepts of interest to archivists preserving and curating complex Web sites, text-encoded (TEI) projects, EAD finding aids, and other networked hypertextual collections of cultural heritage. Although information architecture is not a substitute for curation or archiving, the field can effectively inform curators about the internal and extended structures of Web content requiring preservation and documentation. Curators may use structural and preservation metadata for such purposes. There is also a direct relationship between information architecture and hypertextuality, which represent ...

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