Found History

by Tom Scheinfeldt

April 3, 2009
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Briefly Noted: Timetoast; Google Books Settlement; Curators and Wikipedians

Via Mashable, yet another timeline service: Timetoast. Many readers will have seen this already, but Robert Darton’s February piece in The New York Review of Books is the most readable discussion I have seen of the Google Books settlement. Fresh … Continue reading

March 23, 2009
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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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

January 16, 2007
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Geni

The tech blogs are buzzing about Geni, a new genealogy application launched by former Paypal executive David Sacks (see Valleywag and TechCrunch for example). Billing itself as “a unique approach to solving the problem of genealogy,” Geni “lets you create … Continue reading

September 22, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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CoverPop

If you ever have eight or ten hours to kill, check out CoverPop.com, a new mashup site and a goldmine of found history. According to the site’s operators, Each coverpop is an interactive mosaic, made of tiny images, such as … Continue reading

May 27, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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TagLines

If you haven’t done so already, visit Yahoo’s TagLines now. A rolling timeline of the eight most popular Flickr tags for each day since 2004, TagLines is the most exciting piece of historical work—amateur or otherwise—I’ve seen a while. It … Continue reading

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