In class, September 25
- Roy Rosenzweig, “Scarcity or Abundance?
- Steven Krug, “How We Really Use the Web,” Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (2005, 2nd Edition).
- Paula Findlen, “How Google Rediscovered the Nineteenth Century,”
Explore one of the repositories of open access primary sources below.
- American Memory Collections, Library of Congress
Blog Post: Using one of the collections above, discuss how the Web impacts the way you do historical research. How does it change the way you think about sources? Are there qualitative differences between using digital archives and more traditional analog sources? Why or why not?