The Future of History in the Digital Age

The most useful course reading from this semester that I found most interesting was Turkel’s Going Digital because his work demonstrates how the medium used to practice the discipline has changed while the skills of inquiry, interpretation and analysis will still be needed. I also enjoyed Cohen’s & Rosenzwieg’s Digital History because I found their discussion on how handling digital sources were a different experience than handling analog sources. As someone who tries to use digital sources as often as possible I had not really thought about those experiences as much. While I did not find them interesting, do understand and want to mention that all of the reading on the copyright when it comes to digital collections was useful because it explained a complex and confusing subject like copyright and explaining what you can do with sources that are not as clearly defined by the laws. I also had no idea that copyright only applied to materials  prior to 1912.

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