Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Political history in the digital age: the challenges of archiving and analysing born digital sources

McCarthy, Helen (2016) Political history in the digital age: the challenges of archiving and analysing born digital sources. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (31 Mar 2016). Website.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (510kB) | Preview

Abstract

The vast bulk of source material for historical research is still paper-based. But this is bound to change. Dr Helen McCarthy considers the lessons from the Mile End Institute’s conference on Contemporary Political History in the Digital Age. The specific challenges of using a ‘born digital source’ is an area that requires considerable attention. For political historians, the advent of ‘e-government’ and personal digital archives, and the many formats and artefacts involved, is thrilling but also intimidating.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2021 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66690

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics