Right, so, all of these deserve their own long, thoughtful posts, but that’s not going to happen any time soon, so instead, here are some great stories to look at:
- Linked data creates a new lens for examining the U.S. Civil War and if you want to learn more about linked data, check out information on the LOD-LAM summit page, including a reading list.
- 10 Things That Humanities Researchers Want – terrific list for archives to think about when building web resources
- Reinventing research? Information practices in the humanities
- Article from First Monday, “Digital cultural collections in an age of reuse and remixes“ by Kristin R. Eschenfelder and Michelle Caswell (Note also article on linked data in that issue. Linked data is very much the thing this year.)
- And if I had any free time, I’d spend it doing this: The Library Hands Out Menus to Thousands of Volunteers about NYPL crowdsourced transcription project of its collection of restaurant menus, “What’s on the Menu?” Love, love, love this.
- And if you haven’t checked in lately, the discussion continues on the previous post, “What would you want out of a History & the Web conference?”. I’d love to see more feedback from archivists about what you want like from a conference like this.