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Why hoping private companies will just do the Right Thing doesn't work

In the last few weeks I’ve been to several conferences on the issue of the preservation of online content for research, and in particular social media. 729 more words

Web Archiving

The Week in Early American History

Welcome to another edition of This Week in American History. It has been a busy, yet troubling two weeks.

We would like to begin by offering our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of… 461 more words

Slavery

Finishing Up 1910

This morning I was watching an episode of The West Wing while working on finishing the database for the 1910 Harrisburg Census and it just so happened to be an episode about the Census. 568 more words

Digital History

A Digital Humanities Article Critique: "Regional History in a Digital Age: The Problems and Prospects of Atlantic Canada Studies."

Slumkoski, Corey. (2013). Regional History in a Digital Age: The Problems and Prospects of Atlantic Canadian Studies. Scholarly and Research Communication, 4(3): 0301117, 10 pp. … 758 more words

Digital History...It's A Wrap

That title is misleading, intentionally so. My digital history class is a wrap, not my foray into this aspect of public history.

Since starting graduate school, I have gained an incredible amount of digital skills (hopefully that can appease my parents who constantly told me that if I was to go into the museum field then I needed to learn to work online). 914 more words

Digital History

So, Wait, Video Games Aren't Rotting Our Brains After All?

Okay to be fair, I don’t actually play video games so that title doesn’t really apply to me. I just never got as in to them as some of my friends. 770 more words

Digital History

"The Shape of the Civil War" - Edward Ayers

Here’s Professor Edward Ayers speaking at the University of Rochester showing examples of using digital history to visualize history.  He begins with a discussion of Scaife’s Comparative and Synoptic chart of the history of the American Civil War . 197 more words

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