Historians have been using digital tools in archival research for some time now, but news media are finally beginning to pay attention to digital humanities.
An article in the New York Times reports on historians’ use of digital cameras in the archives. The story discusses historians’ strategies of taking digital photos to shorten their archival trips, as well as archivists’ concerns about conserving documents that are being photographed. Nothing in this story will seem new to today’s historians, but perhaps this story will stimulate more awareness in the public of historians’ research methods.
How are historians using digital cameras and other tools in the archives?
Comment on your own methods of digitizing sources and using digital humanities resources below….
Thanks to Jennifer Wegmann-Gabb, a History student at Northern Illinois University, for sharing this article.