Digital History

Digital History

Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web provides for the first time a plainspoken and thorough introduction to the web for historians–teachers and students, archivists and museum curators, professors as well as amateur enthusiasts who wish to produce online historical work or to build upon and improve the projects they have already started in this important new medium.

Description

This book provides a plainspoken and thorough introduction to the web for historians—teachers and students, archivists and museum curators, professors as well as amateur enthusiasts—who wish to produce online historical work, or to build upon and improve the projects they have already started in this important new medium. It begins with an overview of the different genres of history websites, surveying a range of digital history work that has been created since the beginning of the web. The book then takes the reader step-by-step through planning a project, understanding the technologies involved and how to choose the appropriate ones, designing a site that is both easy-to-use and scholarly, digitizing materials in a way that makes them web-friendly while preserving their historical integrity, and how to reach and respond to an intended audience effectively.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Exploring the History Web
  • Getting Started
  • Becoming Digital
  • Designing for the History Web
  • Building an Audience
  • Collecting History Online
  • Owning the Past?
  • Preserving Digital History
  • Final Thoughts

Book Details

Author(s): Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 328
Link: Read online.








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