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Digital history, archives, and curating digital cultural heritage

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Digital history presents a new chapter for collaboration among historians, archivists, librarians, and technologists. While historians had integrated computing into various research projects well prior to the arrival of the World Wide Web, digital technology has opened up the field to newer methods in historiography, analysis, and interpretation. For archivists and digital curators, this stage also presents new possibilities, questions, and concerns about preserving, promoting, and providing long-term access to born-digital, digitized, and hypertextual content. This chapter focuses on the relationship between digital history and archives, and the implications of digital ...

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