4. DIGITIZATION: DIGITAL PRESERVATION OF SOURCES
- To describe the methods used to preserve history online.
- To discuss the controversies surrounding archiving online.
- To assess online archives of primary and secondary sources, the reliability of each type of source and its contribution to international research accessibility.
UNIT SECTIONS AND READINGS:
Rosenzweig, Roy. “Scarcity or Abundance? Preserving the Past in a Digital Era.” The American Historical Review, Vol 108, No. 3, June 2003.
Zorich, Diane M. “Defining Digital Stewardship In The Digital Age”, First Monday, Volume 12, Number 7 — 2 July 2007.
Library, Museums and Cultural Archives
Elbaek, Mikael K. and Lars Nondal, “The Library As A Mediator For E-–Publishing: A Case On How A Library Can Become A Significant Factor In Facilitating Digital Scholarly Communication And Open Access Publishing For Less Web-–Savvy Journals”, First Monday, Volume 12 Number 10 – 1 October 2007.
Elings, Mary W., and Günter Waibel, “Metadata For All: Descriptive Standards And Metadata Sharing Across Libraries, Archives And Museums”, First Monday, Volume 12, Number 3 — 5 March 2007.
Eschenfelder, Kristin R. and Michelle Caswell, “Digital Cultural Collections In An Age Of Reuse And Remixes”, First Monday, Volume 15, Number 11 – 1 November 2010.
Rosenzweig, Roy. “Digital Archives are a Gift of Wisdom to Be Used Wisely,” Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume 51, No. 42 (24 Jun 2005).
Schnapp, Jeffery, “Animating the Archive,” First Monday, Volume 13 Number 8 – 4 August 2008. http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2218/2020
Historical Archives: Digitizing History
Cox, Richard J. and The Archives Students, “Machines In The Archives: Technology And The Coming Transformation Of Archival Reference”, First Monday, Volume 12, Number 11 – 5 November 2007,
Talbot, David. “The Fading Memory of the State: The National Archives Struggle to Save Endangered Electronic Records,” Technology Review(July 2005).
Xiaolong Jin, Jianmin Jiang, Geyong Min, “A Software Agent And Web Service Based System For Digital Preservation”, First Monday, Volume 15, Number 10 – 4 October 2010
Online Books and Journals
Roush, Wade. “The Infinite Library: Does Google’s Plan to Digitize Millions of Print Books Spell the Death of Libraries; or Their Rebirth?,” Technology Review (May 2005).
Wilkinson, Dennis M. and Bernardo A. Huberman, “Assessing the value of cooperation in Wikipedia,” First Monday, Volume 12, Number 4 — 2 April 2007.
Spiro, Lisa, “Is Wikipedia Becoming a Respectable Academic Source?” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities Blog, 1 Sept. 2008.
History in Action, Journal of the History Department of the University of the West Indies
European History Online Resources
The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince
5. THE SOCIAL WEB AND EDUCATION
- To define the social web and explain how it has been used for scholarship.
- To discuss the possible historical functions of social networking sites such as Youtube and Facebook.
- To assess the viability of the use of the social web and the controversial discourse surrounding its employment in the academic world.
Boyd, Danah M. and Nicole B. Ellison, “Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Volume 13, Issue 1: 210–230, October 2008. First published online- 17 Dec 2007.
Friesen, Norm. “Education And The Social Web: Connective Learning And The Commercial Imperative”, First Monday, Volume 15, Number 12 – 6 December 2010 http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3149
Official Fan Page for The History Channel, http://www.facebook.com/History
West Indiana, http:www.facebook.com/West Indiana
6. NETWORK COMMUNICATION AND HISTORY
- To identify the methods of historical communication via the internet.
- To discuss blogging as a viable means of networking and presenting information within the historical community.
- To access effectiveness of blogging in acquiring and presenting oral history and as teaching tool.
Kaufman, Scott Eric. “An Enthusiast’s View of Academic Blogs,” Inside Higher Ed (1 Nov 2007).
Kotsko, Adam “A Skeptic’s Take on Academic Blogs,” Inside Higher Ed (1 Nov 2007).
Kugelmass, Joseph. “Academic Blogging Revisited,” The Valve (1 Nov 2007).
Pepperell, N. “’Mainstreaming’ Academic Blogging,” RoughTheory.org (30 Oct 2007).
BBC History Magazine Blog, http://www.historyextra.com/blogs
The History Blog, http://www.thehistoryblog.com/
7. WRITING HISTORY ONLINE
- To describe the correct means of referencing a variety of online sources for both traditional and online writing.
- To develop the skills required for writing for both an academic and non-academic audience.
- To identify the copyrighting issues associated with writing online and the issues surrounding the protection of intellectual property online.
Ayers, Edward L. The Pasts and Futures of Digital History, http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/ Pasts Futures.html, (accessed July 25, 2008), http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/PastsFutures.html
Cohen, Daniel J. and Roy Rosenzweig. Chapter 7: Owning the Past”, Digital History: A Guide To Gathering, Preserving, And Presenting The Past On The Web.
Davidson, Kathy, “Does Digital Publishing Need Peer Review?” Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory. http://www.hastac.org/blogs/cathy-davidson/does-digital-publishing-need-peer-review
Koltay, Tibor, “New Media And Literacies: Amateurs Vs. Professionals”, First Monday, Volume 16, Number 1 – 3 January 2011, http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3206/2748
Kilfeather, Eoin Hypertext Theory And Narrative, Dublin Institute of Technology, 1 Jan 1996. Paper 11 http://arrow.dit.ie/aaschmedart/11
Anthurium, A Caribbean Studies Journal, http://anthurium.miami.edu/home.html
Cambridge Journals, http://journals.cambridge.org/
History in Action, Journal of the History Department of the University of the West Indies, http://www.mainlib.uwi.tt/epubs/historyaction/index.htm
Oxford Journals, http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/