Read and Discuss:
Leslie Madsen-Brooks, “I nevertheless am a historian”: Digital Historical Practice and Malpractice around Black Confederate Soldiers, Writing History in the Digital Age , Spring 2012 version.
“Grappling with the Concept of Radical Trust,” History News, (July 2010)
Tim Causer, Justin Tonra, and Valerie Wallace, “Transcription Maximized; Expense Minimized? Crowdsourcing and editing //The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham// in Literary and Linguistic Computing 27:2 (2012)
Trevor Owens, Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage: The Objectives are Upside Down, Trevor Owens’ blog, Mar. 2012.
Go to the National Archives and Records Administration Citizen Archivist website and experiment with one of the tasks. Blog about your experience and the Citizen Archivist project as a whole.