Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Digital History

The May 2009 issue of Perspectives on History focuses on the intersection of new media with history. The articles make it clear that, as historians become engaged with the development of new media materials and tools, issues of preservation cannot be separated from issues of presentation. One article makes this point:
in order for digital history data to be considered a scholarly product in and of itself, to inform our own research and to be shared with others, we will need to more fully address the accompanying challenges of quality (peer review), preservation, and open access.
See also: “The Future of the Past: History Beyond the Book” on supplementing printed books with websites.