Monthly Archives: April 2015

Progress on Project

By admin An update on what is and is not working for me on my final project: I’ve been able to find plenty of research for my paper that will give me, what I feel, is a clear, concise argument … Continue reading

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Blog Post April 28-30

By mgodino Response to reading and archives: I hadn’t thought very much about the issues brought up by the “Scarcity or Abundance?” reading before.  I thought the IA approach sounded much better than the Pitt Project approach to preserving historic … Continue reading

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Post #13: The Sustainability of Digital History

By Admin-Andrew Introduction Welcome back to the Innovating History Blog.  In this week’s post, we will be exploring how historical information can be preserved over time, particularly through digital means.  After analyzing two readings, I will offer my views on … Continue reading

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Sustainability of Historical Information

By admin “Digital preservation is the active management of digital content over time to ensure ongoing access,” (http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/about). As we talked about in class, if there is no money to upkeep a website full of information, then no one will … Continue reading

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Weighing Accessibility vs. Sustainability

By Cristina I think the concern of electronic sustainability is the greatest argument for maintaining print copies of history. Historical information preserved online brings with it the benefit of increased accessibility, but also the risk of loosing that history forever … Continue reading

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Blog Post: Data Mining and Text Mining

By mgodino -This Ngram chart shows how certain trends in political media have become increasingly common over the last thirty years or so. Talk radio especially took off (increasing in prevalence especially from the 90s onward. Untitled word cloud Click … Continue reading

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Was John Brown a villain or a hero?

By admin After looking at the life of John Brown, a notorious leader of a militia against slavery, a question that we can think about it whether or not he was either a villain or a hero. It has been … Continue reading

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Post 9

By LN Scheffer March 24-26 — Maps, Spatial Analysis & History Read: Will Thomas and Edward Ayers, “The Difference Slavery Made: A Close Analysis of Two American Communities,” Explore: Hypercities, PhilaPlace, Cleveland Cultural Gardens, New Orleans Historical, LookBackMaps, History Pin … Continue reading

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The Art of Programming

By Rachel Short This scratch depicts the event that inspired  Francis Scott Key to write the poem, the  “Defence of Fort M’Henry”, a poem written in 1814  after Key witnessed  the attack of Fort McHenry by British ships. The song, … Continue reading

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Final Project Draft

By Olivia So this has been a work in progress over the past few weeks. I would like to fix the awkward spacing between the pictures, the gap between the ngram and text and the placement of the bibliography (I … Continue reading

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