Digital Archiving Resources

Digital Humanities

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Digital Humanities

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Digital archiving is gaining increased attention by both the general public and the scholarly community. The proliferation of digital content through networked channels raises cultural awareness of the ephemeral as well as ubiquitous nature of digitization. This collection highlights critical arguments regarding the digital humanities and digital archiving. The featured studies provide a broad cultural context and essential questions for archive creation and scholarly digital humanities research.

Items in the Digital Humanities Collection

The Changing Landscape of American Studies in a Global Era
In this white paper, Levander discusses opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship that are unique to digital archives. Unlike the interdisciplinary regional studies prior to the mass digitization of primary sources and the Internet, current…

Asking Questions and Building a<br />
Research Agenda for Digital Scholarship
One of the major issues facing humanities scholars is access to data for reuse or repurposing. Data used in the humanities encompasses the broad and diverse humanities disciplines. The types of research conducted in a digital environment are based on…

The Power of Archives:<br />
Archivists’ Values and Value<br />
in the Postmodern Age
In this article, Greene eschews the "intuitive, informal, and cookbooky" approach to information infrastructure and advises archivists to base their work on core professional values (22). He recommends beginning a digital archive project with…

Clio Wired: The Future of the past in the Digital Age
Roy Rosenzweig contends that the past is not dead. His book, Clio Wired, is a collection of essays focusing on the digital media and how it could keep the past alive. Simplistically, it is broken into three sections: rethinking, practicing, and…

Designing Sustainable Projects and Publications
Pitti’s article focuses on the necessity of collaboration among scholars, despite the challenges they encounter. In order to design complex, sustainable projects in digital humanities, collaboration is necessary because of the cost and the…

Education for Digitization: How Do We Prepare?
This paper examines the characteristics and variety of digitization training initiatives in North America and to a lesser extent, Europe, and the growing development of credit-bearing courses and programs within higher education relating to…

How Do You Know What You Don&#039;t Know? Digital Preservation Education
This journal article talks about the importance of educating those at the local library or school level who are tasked with a digitizing or scanning project but do not have the proper experience to know how to manage or request the proper resources…

Open Access and the Digital Humanities
Acord defines the digital humanities as humanities interested in expanding their research using digital tools. Rather than being prescriptive, she discusses individual examples. She mentions open access peer-reviewed journals as a more traditional…

Digital Archives: Democratizing the Doing of History
This article discusses the fact that prior to the digital revolution, only scholars could study primary sources. K-12 students and teachers were relegated to the little they could get to locally because they did not have the money needed to…

Digital Humanities Beyond Representation
In his lecture to the University of Central Florida on November 13, 2006, John Unsworth described two types of scholarship within the digital humanities: representing primary source materials, and building tools to manipulate and analyze these…