Sometimes other blogs do our job for us. Head on over to an article at History@Work (affiliated with the National Council on Public History) to hear about one historian’s perspective on “bridging the new digital divide.” The Ernest L. Boyer Center Archives is aware of new research methods and is working hard to make our holdings accessible to those interested.
“I hope to see an age of radical access soon, where we pour energy into making our collections as discoverable and usable as possible. We’ve worked hard to digitize and to inform others of our collections. But researchers often find it difficult to locate our materials, and discovery tools that make that process as easy and rewarding as possible are really needed. There is such inspiring potential at the intersection of rare materials, linked data, digital humanities, and beyond, and I feel lucky to be part of this profession at such a transformative time.”
– Anne Bahde, History of Science Librarian in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State University.
Source: Fine Books & Collections.