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Gunn Memorial Digital Preservation Project Abstract.

The Gunn Memorial Library & Museum of Washington, Connecticut is requesting $98,455 to develop a website that will serve as the museum’s digital historical archive. Titled the Gunn Memorial Digital Preservation Project, our goal is to showcase the museum’s extensive … Continue reading

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A Wild Catchy Title Appears [Cue Pokemon music]

As nerdy as it sounds, the brilliance of HistoryPin lies in the platform’s ability to transform average armchair historians like myself into amateur cartographers. After bumbling around on the library’s I-Pad for a ten minutes or so, I was able … Continue reading

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More Omeka thoughts

Am I the only one that’s indifferent towards Omeka thus far? Even though I have no formal training with the software or digital archiving, I found the task to be quite simple and relaxing. I guess I better get used to it, … Continue reading

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Duality of Archives & Digitization (I finally came up with a title!)

The phrase “canonical bias”, as mentioned in Earhart’s “Can Information Be Unfettered”, deserves special mention because it relates to our previous discussions on “net neutrality” and the democratic tendencies of the Internet. The unification of the Internet and Humanities imagined … Continue reading

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Once Democracy, No Longer.

For this week’s post, I want to turn back the clock to several weeks ago where the class discussed the innate democratic tendencies of the Internet. Being a major theme of both “The HeratigeCrowd Project” & Voss/Young pieces, I figured this … Continue reading

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#monday #homework #trendy

In Citizen Scholars: Facebook and the Cocreation of Knowledge, Amanda G. Sikarskie draws upon a lingering question of mine through her analysis of “lay scholars”— what exactly does “public” mean to the field of public history? It’s no secret that … Continue reading

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She’s Got Game…Literally

I know that many of my fellow classmates found themselves writing about this project, but I too couldn’t resist the urge to lend my voice to this debate. Here are the basics of the project. The digital history initiative titled … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on “Audience”

After reading Zainaldin & Harpham’s works on the humanities, I was fascinated by the progression of ideology behind public education, as well as the issue of audience. We see that the earliest goals of the humanities follow in the modernist … Continue reading

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