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UCL Centre for Digital Humanities Blog Archive The Future of the Past

Mar 23, 2012 by

UCL Centre for Digital Humanities Blog Archive The Future of the Past

Source – UCL Centre for Digital Humanities Blog Archive The Future of the Past
Summary:
“It also noted that the academic market for historical studies is not the most profitable one, so we should strive to create large historical, crowd-sourced projects and collaborations to counterbalance commercial resources and act against the commodification of knowledge. “
“…Farquhar added, needs to rely on comprehensive digital collections and infrastructures, especially as radical changes in research have seen a growth of digital content, more interdisciplinary and collaborative work, more data analysis and repurposing of content. “
“…Good examples of this new digital wave are the First World War digitisation project, set up to celebrate its 100th anniversary; the British Newspaper Archive which aims to become a free service and to facilitate historical research; the collaboration with Google to digitise books produced between the French revolution and the end of slavery; and the IMPACT project, whose aim is to improve state-of-the-art OCR technology which has yet to produce satisfactory results for old books, magazines and newspapers.”
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Tags: digital, project, digital humanities, historical, Andrew Prescott

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