Things I’m Fonds Of: Searching for Answers in Archival Records (You can’t just Google them)

Things I’m Fonds Of: Searching for Answers in Archival Records (You can’t just Google them). “Anyone else out there addicted to Google Analytics? I regularly get lost down the rabbit hole of search queries that are being made on my archives’ online search portal. I want to know what researchers are looking for and if they are finding it. It’s fascinating to me, but also quite troubling. Recently a researcher typed in the following in the search bar: ‘City hall location in 1995’ Now, this is a perfectly valid piece of information that might be of interest to a resident of Coquitlam. But it points to a larger issue that I can’t figure out how to solve.”

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