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History in the age of abundance? : how the web is transforming historical research

Author: Ian Milligan
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Believe it or not, the 1990s are history. As historians turn to study this period and beyond, they will encounter a historical record that is radically different from what has ever existed before. Old websites, social media, blogs, photographs, and videos are all part of the massive quantities of digital information that technologists, librarians, archivists, and organizations like the Internet Archive have been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Milligan
ISBN: 0773556974 9780773556973 ) 9780773556966 ((cloth)) 0773556966
OCLC Number: 1101756958
Description: xv, 310 s.
Contents: Exploding the library --
Web archives and their collectors --
Accessing the records of our lives --
Unexpected needles in big haystacks --
Welcome to geocities, population seven million --
The (practical) historian in the age of big data
Responsibility: Ian Milligan

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A guide to the World Wide Web and its archives for the contemporary historian.  Read more...

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