Global Perspectives on Digital History Global Perspectives on Digital History aggregates and selects material from hundreds of venues where high-quality scholarship is likely to appear, including the personal websites of scholars, institutional sites, blogs, and other feeds. (Andover, Mass. Digital History>For Teachers>Modules About American History. Costs and Benefits. See also Western States Digital Standards Group Digital Imaging Working Group, Western States Digital Imaging Best Practices, Version 1.0 (University of Denver and the Colorado Digitization Program; Denver, 2003), ↪link 3.2d (hereafter Western States Digital Imaging); Alan Morrison, Michael Popham, and Karen Wikander, Creating and Documenting Electronic Texts: A Guide to Good Practice (London: Arts and Humanities Data Service, 2000), ↪link 3.2e(hereafter Creating and Documenting Electronic Texts); and the various documents listed at “Digital Library Standards and Practices,” Digital Library Federation, ↪link 3.2f.

Links to some useful resources for Digital History.

Hello, 1 Barbara Quint, “Gale Group to Digitize Most 18th-Century English-Language Books, Doubles Info Trac Holdings,” Information Today, Inc. (17 June 2002), ↪link 3.1a; Kinley Levack, “Digital ECCOs of the Eighteenth Century,” EContentmag.com (November 2003), ↪link 3.1b; “Google’s Gigantic Library Project,” SPARC Open Access Newsletter, 81 (2 January 2005), ↪link 3.1c. at the End of the 20th Century. This chapter provides some answers, offering advice on how to make the past—in the form of written records, photographs, oral history tapes, films, material culture, or other analog documents and artifacts—into digital files.

Digital History Resources Digital technologies have expanded the reach of scholarship in the way scholars communicate their research to an audience and present findings, as well as influencing the questions they ask in planning a research project. An even more ambitious, multibillion dollar digitization effort is proposed by the Digital Promise Project: Creating the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT), A Proposal to Transform Learning and Training for the 21st Century (Washington, D.C., 2003). War Reform, Westward Tomorrow’s historians will glory in a largely digital historical record, which will transform the way they research, present, and even preserve the past. Civil War, The Constitution, The Talk to us at any stage in your project, for help with: To schedule a consultation, contact Eric Johnson: ejred@uw.edu | x69169 | Smith 206C, Department of HistoryUniversity of Washington318 Smith Box 353560Seattle, WA 98195-3560, Phone: (206) 543-5790Fax: (206) 543-9451histmain@uw.edu, PrivacyTermsSite MapAlumni UpdateContact Us, The History Diversity Committee, faculty and staff invite you to read our, Ancient Mediterranean & Late Antique Near East, Students Admitted to History Doctoral Program, Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, Designing, scoping, and planning your project, Selecting technologies, platforms and formats. New Nation, The As we mentioned in Chapter 1, the Library of Congress’s American Memory project presents more than 8 million historical documents. Gilded Age, The : Northeast Document Conservation Center, 2000) ↪link 3.2c. Vietnam War, America This chapter won’t turn you into an expert on scanning resolutions for photographs or sampling procedures for audio; rather, we want to give you enough information to plan intelligently and to oversee a digital history project. Who Does the Digitizing? Each MHS Resources: Digital History Books The following books were published by the Manitoba Historical Society, its affiliates, supporters, and donors, or are in the public domain. War II, Postwar But what can today’s historians do with the massive analog historical record of the past millennia? To do that, we offer you an overview of the basic whys, whats, hows, and whos in digitization: why it is useful (and when it isn’t), what digital formats you should consider producing, how it is actually done, and who should do it (you, your organization if you have one, or another person or company). About American History. Most dramatically, the search engine behemoth Google has announced plans to digitize at least 15 million books.1 Hundreds of millions in federal, foundation, and corporate dollars have gone into digitizing a startlingly large proportion of our cultural heritage. “There are no absolute rules,” observes a report from the Digital Library Forum. This treasure of digital history presents an incredible boon to historians, offering possibilities for online research and teaching that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago.

Expansion, The Modules About American History.