Digital Archiving Resources

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The arrival of the digital age has not only reshaped and refocused critical research in the humanities, but has provided real opportunities to innovate with pedagogy and classroom structure. This article describes the development of a new pedagogical…

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Historypin is an archive that uses a collaborative approach to create stronger ties with local history. Users—either individuals or institutions —upload records and denote the location of the object by pinning it using Google Maps. These records…

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This article is concerned with how access to free and open-source software—as well as tools that can be purchased, downloaded, and/or accessed directly online—enable classroom engagement with digital humanities scholarship. Detailing the…

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This video is an overview of the Vatican’s efforts to preserve and provide access to its extensive historical library. The video explores the unique challenge of preservation historical texts; while allowing open access to materials. The latter…

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In a lecture at e.g. 2007 librarian Brewster Kahle introduced his radical idea to create a free, open access digital library with the aim of “bring[ing] all of the works of knowledge to as many people as want to read it.” He uses the Amazon.com…

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This essay discusses challenges and approaches to scientists archiving, documenting, and sharing their own data.

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Institutional repositories resemble archives in that they store, preserve in perpetuity, and index their holdings. They thereby require a similar approach to building and maintaining their collections. Additionally, institutional repositories…

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Andrew Charlesworth, senior research fellow in IT at the University of Bristol, reports on copyright permissions and legislation affecting the archiving of Internet sources in the UK, Europe, Australia, and the United States. In this report,…

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John P. Wilkin, executive director of HathiTrust and associate research librarian for the University of Michigan, provides an in-depth report on the current percentages of published works that are at various stages of public domain and in-copyright.…
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