Trevor Owens (Institute of Museum and Library Services) has written a post on his blog, reflecting on his experience teaching a Digital Public History seminar at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies. “Becoming Digital Public Historians” references both the title of a course unit and, Owens argues, a “kind of identity work [that] is at the core of what graduate education is supposed to be about.”
The post details the eight students’ final projects, which cover a broad range of collections, approaches, tools, and platforms. Owens concludes:
It took me a bit of time to shift gears from teaching a digital history course to public history students to teaching a digital public history course to iSchool students. With that said, the experience made me realize how relevant I think digital public history is to the future of libraries and archives.