Latest Publication of the Journal of the American Association for History and Computing
We are pleased to announce the May posting of the Journal of the Association for History and Computing. See this first issue of our fifth year of publication at the web address below.
We present a number of articles on disparate themes.
On the theme of archives and libraries, we open with Deanna Marcum, the President of the Council of Library and Information Resources, who discusses the future of libraries in her piece, “When Everyone Will Be a Librarian: The Future of Libraries.” Suzanne Graham reviews and exciting new database of historical materials produced by Alexander Street Press that includes an unusually sophisticated search engine. Matt Ernst discusses OCR or Optical Character Recognition, now used in many projects to digitize printed materials. John Lawlor of Reading Area Community College presents “The Schuylkill Navigation System Project.”
Deborah Lines Anderson continues her series “Benchmarks” which discusses the use of electronic materials by professionals in the field of history studies. Our editor, Jeffery Barlow, in “Globalism and Changes to the Internet,” discusses some of the possible consequences of the 9-11 incident for those many of us whose work is deeply engaged with the Internet.
In the K-12 area, Stephen Gance challenges conventional wisdom with his piece, “Are constructivism and computer-based learning environments incompatible?”
In addition, our editors present our regular features, reviews of useful sites, articles appearing in electronic journals, and important books. We hope that you find this issue of the JAHC useful and thought provoking. As always, we invite your participation, either as an editor or as an author.
Contact Jeffrey Barlow, Executive Editor, JAHC, at email@example.com
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