The Future Promise of the Archive

This post looks at the future of the archive and the tensions that have arisen from the emergence of digital tools and methods in archival work. The idea is to position the Practicum project within a wider framework of changing archival structures and practices. This is the third in a series of blog posts about […]

Practicum : Overview of project

This post introduces the Practicum project that is being undertaken in collaboration with Met Éireann. The purpose and scope of the project is outlined and the goals and outcomes are discussed. A brief description of a pilot balloon record is given to aid understanding of the archival collection that is the subject of this project. A […]

Review of a digital tool

Institutional Repository Many digital tools are cross-disciplinary and can be successfully used in different ways by different research communities.  The Institutional Repository (IR) is one such tool.  This review outlines the main features of an IR and examines its usefulness for historical research in particular.  The aim is to assess the impact of an IR […]

Digital preservation scenario

Digital preservation in a small museum Developing and implementing a digital preservation strategy for a multi-format exhibition can be a complex undertaking.  This report is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to digital preservation in this scenario. Rather, the aim is to provide a starting point from which the non-preservation specialist can move forward […]

Review of Digital Harlem

Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930 What makes a digital history project? What things should we look for when reviewing a project like Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930 (DH:EL)? The Digital Humanities community recognises that there is a need for better guidelines in the evaluation of digital scholarship and various attempts have been made to define a […]

Presentation on Digital Harlem

Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930 is an award-winning component of the project Black Metropolis: Harlem, 1915-1930, an ongoing research project led by the University of Sydney’s Department of History. The full presentation/review of the project is here: AFF615 Presentation Review of a Digital History Project