Archive for the ‘Technology and The Web’ Category

  • Libraries, museums, and other academically oriented non-profits often collaborate with each other on research efforts. Recently, they are reaching out the public for help as well using the model of citizen science projects. This is the third post in our series on citizen-history projects. Over a few blog posts, we’re highlighting some of the most interesting […]

  • April 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the United States entering WWI.  To commemorate this anniversary, the US National Archives (NARA) has launched Remembering WWI, an iPad and Android application that invites audiences to explore, collaborate, and engage with the National Archives’ extensive collection of World War I moving and still images. The app is […]

  • Libraries, museums, and other academically oriented non-profits often collaborate with each other on research efforts. Recently, they are reaching out the public for help as well after the example of citizen-science project.  This is the second post in our series on citizen-history projects. Over a few blog posts, we’ll highlight some of the interesting projects […]

  • At AASLH, we don’t like to reinvent the wheel. We are constantly looking back through History News, Technical Leaflets, and old promotional materials to remember and rediscover all that the association has done over the last 76 years. Yesterday, we came across a 1967 Technical Leaflet called “Reaching Your Public: The Historical Society Newsletter.” To our surprise, much of […]

  • We are pleased to announce a new benefit for AASLH Institutional Members. Members are now able to receive, at a significant discount, comprehensive digital history collections services through HistoryIT’s Digital Compass program. Digital Compass, a program only available to AASLH Institutional Members, provides a strategic plan, along with a digital prototype, to develop, enhance, manage, […]

  • One of the year’s best books is a beautifully written story about books – specifically, a lost collection of priceless tomes with inscriptions and margin notes by many of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. Now the library made famous in John J. Kaag’s American Philosophy: A Love Story is on track to be […]

  • On December 13, AASLH held our third #AASLHchat on Twitter. These monthly discussions are shaping up to be a great way for AASLH’ers to crowdsource new ideas and fresh solutions to challenges facing history organizations. In September, in the midst of Pokémon Go and Hamilton buzz, we held our first chat on “Incorporating Pop Culture […]

  • Amid all the discussions about the unprecedented campaign for U.S. president by a woman candidate, it is important to have historical perspective. Until recently, scholarship on U.S. elections virtually ignored women who ran for public office before the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has brought this history to the forefront […]

  • This blog was originally posted on Once Upon a Museum. It is reposted here with permission from the author.  Major benefit of having class/discussions/networking events online: you can do so in your bed, in pajamas. This week, as I was simultaneously researching for class and watching the first Syracuse basketball game of the season, I […]

  • Last week, AASLH hosted our very first #AASLHchat on Twitter. Our guest hosts, the Educators and Interpreters Affinity Community, created a great set of prompts on the subject of pop culture phenomena at museums and historic sites. The participation in our chat was almost overwhelming, with 67 users sending 500 tweets! Keep an eye on the […]