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The Heroes of History

Cohen & Rosenzweig (C&R), and Prom, both focus on the peculiar definition the world has regarding the word “archive”.  Most people think of archives as being dusty collections of vast information.   287 more words

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Ancestry.com and Openness

This week we’ve been reading all about big data – how to acquire it (data mining), how to store it (databases), how to analyze it (networks), and perhaps most interesting, how to share it (APIs). 684 more words

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Big Data and Genealogy, or the Commodification of History

Next week’s Digital History class will be all about databases, data mining, big data and API’s. Suspecting that I would probably feel paralyzed when going through the readings I decided to first go through the definitions of each of these things on Wikipedia. 2,163 more words

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Copyright and Access in the Digital Age

With it being Open Access Week  articles, tweets, and livecasts about issue of access, copyright, and sustainability have been taking place across the web. One of my favorites was the New Yorker article by Louis Menand, … 998 more words

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Anne Rubin Discusses the Legacy of Sherman’s March, the Future of Digital History

On Wednesday, October 22, Historian Anne Sarah Rubin gave a talk at Villanova on Sherman’s famous (or infamous) March to the Sea and African American memory. 792 more words

Walking through the Past: Historical Apps and Baltimore Heritage

If you are anything like me, most of your interaction with the digital world is conducted through a smartphone and a plethora of apps, or applications. 1,100 more words

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Digital History: Archives, Mapping, and Visualizations

Below are links from my 10/22 talk on Digital History.

 Archives:

Papers of the War Department: http://wardepartmentpapers.org/index.php

Emergence of Advertising in America: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/eaa/

Votes for Women: … 169 more words