Tag Archives: digital archives

Black, and White, and Read All Over: Digitized Newspaper Resources

While traditional newspapers may not be the way of the future, they were definitely the way of the past. Here on AHA Today we’ve profiled a number of sites that feature digitized newspapers. Today, we round up some of those past posts and reconnect you to those resources.  Know of other online digitized newspapers? Let us know in the comments. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

What We’re Reading: July 15, 2010 Edition

This week we've been reading a lot about digital scholarship. We link to Ed Ayers' podcast on it, Google's millions of dollars to support it, and a number of instances of it (podcasts, and blogs, and sites). We've also been reading about jobs, from tracking who got hired where to a recent survey on job satisfaction. Then, we turn to the Cold War and take a look at spies during that period, and how the Cold War has led to fear and anger in politics today. Finally, read about a new CIA documentary, forensics in the 1800s, and free online access to all of Andrei Tarkovsky's films. Article By: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Jessica Pritchard, and Robert B. Townsend

Digital State Libraries

Many state libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies use the web to digitize their resources and make their individual state’s history available for a broad audience to access for both general purposes or academic research. For this very reason, we’ve decided to highlight a few of these digital state libraries. Article By: Jessica Pritchard

What We’re Reading: May 6, 2010 Edition

In the news this week, Virginia prepares for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, historian Mary Beth Norton becomes a member of the American Philosophical Society, NPR remembers the Kent State shootings, and Richard Overy takes a look at academic history in Britain. Next, we feature three links on web sites: web site creation as a class project, Chinese public health posters on the NLM site, and the Cleveland Museum of Art’s well designed collections display. We also look to Twitter, with an article on the ramifications of saving the Twitter archives and another on how a Calculus II class is resurrecting Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz in 140 character bursts. Finally, we conclude with some fun: selling homes by telling their history, baking a 1919 cake, and taking a look back at the World’s Fair. Article By: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Jessica Pritchard, and Robert B. Townsend

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants from the NEH

The NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) has listed the 18 awards being given within the Digital Humanities Star-Up Grants category. The variety of projects being funded is fascinating, including development of mobile phone applications, a number of archives and databases (of images, research notes, flap books, genealogical data, to name a few), and more. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

What We’re Reading: April 8, 2010 Edition

It feels like summer in D.C. (where the AHA headquarters resides) so it seemed appropriate this week to include some links to a favorite summer sport: baseball. But first, some newsworthy items: Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell revives  Confederate History Month, a recent forum discusses graduate humanities education, a grad student unearths Haiti’s Declaration of Independence, and the New York Times investigates the legality of unpaid internships (another summer staple). We also bring you two articles related to research and technology: evaluate Martha Ballard’s Diary through “topic modeling” and discover the new book2net scanner at the Library of Congress. Finally, EDSITEment takes a look at poetry this month, Curtis J. Bonk offers 30 writing tips, and the UpNext wiki holds discussions on libraries and museums. Article By: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend

Computer History Museum – Online Exhibits

The Computer History Museum was established in 1999, houses artifacts and exhibits in its building in California, and “seeks to preserve a comprehensive view of computing history.” If you’re not planning on making a trip to the West Coast anytime soon, just visit via the web and explore the Computer History Museum’s online exhibits. Here are just a few... Article By: Elisabeth Grant

Government Comics Collection of UNL

The University of Nebraska Lincoln online libraries digital collections provide access to Government Comics on topics like consuming energy, contributing to war efforts, training for careers, and preventing forest fires. Article By: Elisabeth Grant