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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 911digitalarchive.org

With just a few days to go before the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, cultural heritage institutions and the press have been doing a wonderful job of covering the complicated issues associated with preserving and presenting the history and memories of that day. At the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New …

Why Crowdsourcing? Why Scripto?

As we approach the alpha launch of Scripto with the Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800 project, it seems appropriate to step back and consider why we at CHNM would be interested in building a tool to facilitate the crowdsourcing of documentary transcription. A survey of the current landscape in public history, archive, and museum …

Omeka.net Beta Launches

After more than two years of planning and development, and six months of Alpha testing, CHNM is pleased to announce the public launch of Omeka.net Beta. Anyone may sign up for an account today. Omeka.net is a hosted web service that brings standards-based online collections and exhibitions to the internet cloud. Simply create a username …