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Title: How Historians use Historical Newspapers
Authors: Allen, Robert B.
Sieczkiewicz, Robert
Keywords: Newspapers;Historians;Humanities;Interface;Interviews;Search;Workbench
Issue Date: 9-Aug-2010
Abstract: Newspapers have long been rich resources for historians. In the past several years many historical newspapers have been digitized, offering the promise of improved access and powerful searching. In this research, we focus on historians’ needs for searching collections of newspapers and managing the information they find. This is a deeper and more targeted investigation than much previous work that was based on surveys rather than personal interviews. We interviewed eight academic historians who largely embraced digitized newspapers but suggest the current systems still have many limitations. We also discuss the implications for the design of interfaces and services that would serve as a historians’ workbench.
Description: Presented at the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting, October 22-27, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3335
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