Found History

by Tom Scheinfeldt

December 19, 2009
by Tom Scheinfeldt

Why I Quit Facebook

As a pretty heavy Twitter user, it may seem strange that I quit Facebook on account of privacy concerns. But two posts—one from ReadWriteWeb and another from the Electronic Frontier Foundation—together do a pretty good job of summing up my … Continue reading

October 3, 2009
by Tom Scheinfeldt

Privatizing Holocaust History?

For the past few years, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has undertaken a series of public-private digitization partnerships, especially with a company called These partnerships provide NARA with free digitization services, and visitors to NARA’s reading rooms … Continue reading

March 23, 2009
by Tom Scheinfeldt

Briefly Noted: Surviving the Downturn; Help with Creative Commons; Yahoo Pipes

The American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) provides cultural heritage professionals with some relevant information on surviving the economic downturn. JISC provides advice on choosing (or not choosing) a Creative Commons license. Missed it at the launch? Didn’t … Continue reading

December 15, 2008
by Tom Scheinfeldt

Honest Abe

Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum & Library explores our ongoing fascination with Abraham Lincoln with 21st Century Abe. Launching officially on Lincoln’s bicentennial on February 12, 2009, the site will present reflections on Lincoln’s legacy by leading scholars and artists. More interesting … Continue reading