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Googling History @ the AHA

Inside Higher Ed covers digital history developments at this year's American Historical Association conference:

Scott Jaschik, "Is Google Good for History?," http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/08/google.

 

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Thanks for posting the link.  Really interesting debate about the objectives and utilization of Google Books from historians' perspectives.  I tend to use Google Books a lot - not only for my own research and interests, but increasingly for teaching.  For me, especially teaching outside my main field, it has been a great way to sift through lots of potential readings to find the most interesting and effective pieces to assign to students.

I especially enjoyed David Cohen's blog entry about the tangible manual labor that goes into digitization.  It's a great reminder that we are people-powered, even when the people are behind layers of monitors, scanners, software, and browsers <http://www.dancohen.org/blog/posts/google_fingers>.

Google Fingers

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