Archive for the ‘Technology and The Web’ Category

  • As history professionals, getting publicity for our sites and programs is a constant challenge. Social media offers the potential to reach new audiences by leveraging our current network of supporters. But how else might we expand our outreach efforts? While mobile devices suffer from a number of limitations, these little machines offer some incredible possibilities, […]

  • I have a very long commute to the AASLH office each morning and home each afternoon. This provides ample time for me to listen to podcasts, audiobooks, the news, and bad ’80s songs and show tunes. There are three podcasts, however, that really captured my attention over the last few months that I think fellow […]

  • The recently completed US National Archives’ (NARA) Remembering WWI tablet app invites teachers and institutions to engage with NARA’s extensive collection of WWI films and photographs (read a previous post on the AASLH blog about the initial launch). NARA has collaborated with content partners at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian National Museum of American […]

  • Digital technology is vast, constantly changing, and increasingly necessary to understand and utilize if your site wants to stay relevant. Here are four ideas from Leadership in History Awards winning projects on some ways to leverage technology to support your mission and engage diverse audiences. Create an Immersive Experience The more senses people engage in […]

  • 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 […]