Author Archives: Vernon Horn

Old Stuff, New Tricks: How Archivists Are Making Special Collections Even More Special Using Web 2.0 Technologies

Yesterday Jennifer Lacher-Feldman, a University of Alabama archivist, chaired a session of the American Association for History and Computing that included archivists Jean L. Root Green of Binghamton University and Amy C. Schindler of the College of William and Mary, as well as archivist and applications developer Mark Matienzo of the New York Public Library. The four led a wide-ranging discussion of the myriad ways that archivists are using web 2.0 technologies. Article By: Vernon Horn

Archives Wiki Needs You!

As you begin to prepare for your summer research projects, we hope you'll visit the AHA's recently launched ArchivesWiki and contribute.

AHR Online at its New Home at University of Chicago Press

The American Historical Review has now completed its transition to the University of Chicago Press web site. Recent issues started appearing on the site in the beginning of November, and now a number of advanced features have been added, making the new AHR fully available.

reCAPTCHA: Digitizing Books and Saving the World from Form Spam

A team at Carnegie Mellon has developed a program dubbed reCAPTCHA that uses the CAPTCHA process and the millions of people filling out web forms to help digitize books that will ultimately be made available for free by the Internet Archive.