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Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title

Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web provides for the first time a plainspoken and thorough introduction to the web for historians--teachers and students, archivists and museum curators, professors as well as amateur enthusiasts--who wish to produce online historica
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Paperback, 316 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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Hannah Givens
If you want to create a website about history in any way shape or form, this book is cheap enough to be worth picking up. The concepts are specific, yet general enough to be useful for you. Some of it is out of date, but it's really just incidentals -- most of the book doesn't deal with extreme technicalities, it's more "topics to consider" and choices you'll need to make.

That said, if you're already tech-savvy, you probably don't need this book. If you're already tech-savvy, you don't think the
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Oct 04, 2015 Gina rated it liked it
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This was a great way to look at history websites. The history of the early webpages was interesting. I actually learned something about websites and the difficulties that comes with making one. I also recommend reading the online version (thats what I did) because you can check out some of the links to the webpages that Cohen and Rosenzweig talk about. If the links don't work, they at least have a screenshot of the home page.
Mike
Sep 01, 2007 Mike rated it liked it
I didn't read this entire book, just the introduction, which provided a good discussion of the pros and cons of sharing historical materials and discourse on history online. The authors have been engaged with history online for over a decade, so they also provide a good historical perspective on the different reactions of scholars. Finally, they sketch out the characteristics of successful history websites. This book would probably be useful for scholars in other disciplines as well.
Dan Gorman
Sep 21, 2015 Dan Gorman rated it really liked it
Great ideas about the need and importance for digital tools in studying, archiving, and teaching history. A lot of the specific computer details are dated in 2015 – nobody uses Microsoft Dreamweaver anymore! – but the themes and optimism conjured up by authors Rosenzweig and Cohen are still compelling.
Kate
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This was a great introduction to digital history, though since the book was written about a decade ago, several of the examples are now out of date.
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Excellent book on the subject. An important reference book for anyone in the field of digital history.
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Daniel J. Cohen is the founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, which is bringing together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and making them freely available to the world.

Until 2013 he was a Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and N
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