AO. Developing expertise to search the archives

AO: This quote from Carotenuto and Luongo (2005) continues to hold true today - perhaps even more so - and speaks to me of the requisite time and level of commitment that the archival researcher must have in order to develop the expertise and patience to search the archives.

... the authors experienced the researcher's chagrin of finding that "key source" in the bound or computer indexes, only to discover that it was improperly cataloged or missing altogether. New researchers should be warned that it is necessary to devote a considerable amount of time to learning how to locate and identify sources, and that they should be prepared for disappointments.


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