Can you use Zipf's law to determine what to digitize?
Ben Goldman, Digital Programs Archivist for the American Heritage Center at University of Wyoming, sent me a quick update from the Society of American Archivists Conference:
Zipf's Law and usage data from ECU's digital collections, he made a pretty compelling case that by digitizing representative portions of 20% of our collections, we could adequately serve 70% of our users."I would be interested to know how much time it takes to do the analysis and also what users really think of it.
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