TITLE

An historical data archive for the UK: a feasibility study

PUB. DATE
September 1990
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Fall90, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issues resolved at the foundation of the Association for History and Computing inaugural conference at Westfield College in London, England. The use of computers and automated techniques in historical research has increased dramatically over recent years. A large number of machine-readable historical data files have already been created and the number is currently increasing at a rapid rate. Moreover, these data files are the product not only of historians, but encompass the whole spectrum of the humanities and social sciences, geographers, anthropologists, genealogists, family history groups and sociologists. However, partly as a result of the relative youthfulness of the subject matter and its interdisciplinary nature, much of the historical research work has been carried out, and is still being carried out, in relative isolation.
ACCESSION #
5833516

 

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