Literacy and Engagement with Primary Sources (Webinar on 9/11, 3 pm ET)

As I prepare to receive our first applications funding Literacy and Engagements with Historical Sources (drafts due 10/1/14, final 12/4/14), I often reflect on my first experiments with trying to have college students use documents on the web in the 1990s. It wasn’t always easy for them. Undergraduates were not all comfortable on the web. … Continue reading Literacy and Engagement with Primary Sources (Webinar on 9/11, 3 pm ET)

Project Archivist Shares Thoughts on His Early Career and NHPRC’s Role

When I came to work as the Project Archives Assistant on the NHPRC grant at Appalachian State in the Fall of 2012, my only prior experience working in the archives was limited to a few months as a student. My interests lie primarily in absorbing knowledge concerned with the history and folklore of the Appalachian … Continue reading Project Archivist Shares Thoughts on His Early Career and NHPRC’s Role

Webinars for NHPRC Grant Applicants

We've scheduled webinars for people interested in applying for a grant from the NHPRC: Application deadlines: DRAFT October 1, 2014; FINAL December 4, 2014. Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections program with Nancy Melley. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for its new archival grant program to expand access to the nation’s most … Continue reading Webinars for NHPRC Grant Applicants

Webinars on Digital Dissemination grants

We've scheduled four webinars for people interested in applying for a grant under Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections program. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for its new archival grant program to expand access to the nation’s most valuable archival resources. This grant program is designed to support the digitization of primary … Continue reading Webinars on Digital Dissemination grants

Electronic Records: where we started and where we are going

I noticed recently that my doctor’s practice has gone entirely electronic. There were gaps in the records of course, but I was pretty impressed at how complete the system was. And it got me to thinking about the history of electronic records in archives. I had the privilege of working for the National Archives custodial … Continue reading Electronic Records: where we started and where we are going