ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting 
Montral, Qubec, Canada | November 1-5, 2013

Closing the Loop: Assisting Archival Appraisal and Information Retrieval in One Sweep

Yunhyong Kim, University of Glasgow
Seamus Ross, University of Toronto

Monday, 8:00am


In this article, we examine the similarities between the concept of appraisal, a process that takes place within the archives, and the concept of relevance judgement, a process fundamental to the evaluation of information retrieval systems. More specifically, we revisit selection criteria proposed as result of archival research, and work within the digital curation communities, and, compare them to relevance criteria as discussed within information retrieval's literature based discovery. We illustrate how closely these criteria relate to each other and discuss how understanding the relationships between the these disciplines could form a basis for proposing automated selection for archival processes and initiating multi-objective learning with respect to information retrieval.