Week 4: Becoming Digital

In this unit, we will explore:

  • methods of digitization and annotation of historic documents
  • the role of metadata
  • the challenges and potential of digitization
  • considerations of copyright, use and attribution in digital history
Tuesday, February 20

Remember: this week we are meeting at the Main Branch of the Butler County Public Library, 218 N McKean St, Butler, PA 16001



Rosenzweig & Cohen, Chapter 3 “Becoming Digital” Digital History (read the chapter up through “How to Make Text Digital” but you can skim the section “To Mark Up, Or Not to Mark Up”)

Peel Archive Blog, “Why Don’t Archivists Digitize Everything?”

The Engine Room, “What We’re Learning About Digitizing and Preserving Documents”

Slides from Jared Negley, SRU Bailey Library: http://tinyurl.com/hgw3l2x


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