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History comes out of an archive, not a library.
Unlike libraries, archives have generally resisted the digitization of knowledge. They are still mostly paper where you might spend weeks to months working through all the boxes of interest.
With the use of smartphones, instead of reading papers during an archival visit, historians take digital photos of the documents to look at them later.
The practice might seem insignificant, ...
With digitization, archives are now accessed through many mediums by more than just the historian.
Different types of people outside the professionalized historical tradition could do h...
With the ability to capture more documents, the depth of archival work will increase. At the same time, because you are able to find relevant information beyond your project, you may los...
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