Historical Agricultural News topic‐specific search tool responds to the challenge of what has come to be known as “big data”: the overwhelming amount of information that often inundates the searcher. The digitization of primary sources has changed the face of archival research, bringing new opportunities—and new challenges—to scholars and laymen alike. Whether someone is working on an academic history or a family genealogy, materials can often be found as close as a laptop or tablet. But while availability of materials has increased exponentially, the ability to easily utilize these materials has not kept pace.

Historical Agricultural News hopes to achieve several purposes: to make the Chronicling America database more accessible to those interested in agricultural history; to demonstrate a new customizable search algorithm, which could be used for different topics in future search engines; and to make transparent the participation of newspapers in distributing and embedding new paradigms in agricultural science and technology.

Источник описания: ag-news.net.

Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories.

The Newspaper Title Directory is derived from the library catalog records created by state institutions during the NEH-sponsored United States Newspaper Program, 1980-2007. This program funded state-level projects to locate, describe (catalog), and selectively preserve (via treatment and microfilm) historic newspaper collections in that state, published from 1690 to the present.

Источник описания: Chronicling America

ChronoZoom is a free open source project that helps readers visualize time at all scales from the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago to the present.

Core Collections on the Vietnam WarFrom the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, "This guide summarizes core holdings on: the war in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos especially during the Nixon and Ford administrations; the flight of refugees from Indochina after April 1975 and the admittance of many to the United States; the accounting of U.S. armed forces MIAs and POWs; and the issue of amnesty/clemency for U.S. draft resisters and military absence offenders."

Electronic Data Records Relating to Military Objectives and Activities during the Vietnam War"This reference report provides an overview of the electronic data records in the custody of the National Archives that contain data related to military objectives and activities during the Vietnam War."

Marine Corps Command Chronologies for the Vietnam WarGuide to a series of records that contains documents that describe events that occurred as early as April, 1952.

Memoirs v. Tapes: President Nixon & The December BombingsAn online exhibit presented by the Nixon Presidential Library which deals with President Nixon's decision to initiate a massive bombing campaign against North Vietnam in December, 1972.

Records of U.S. Military Casualties, Missing in Action, and Prisoners of War from the Era of the Vietnam War"Overview of the electronic data records in the custody of the National Archives that relate to U.S. military casualties, missing in action, and prisoners of war from the Vietnam War era."

Research in Military Records: Vietnam WarGuide to NARA records relating to the Vietnam War.

Selected Documents on the Vietnam WarA selection of documents and photographs from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Digital Library.

State-level Lists of Casualties from the Vietnam WarNARA's Center for Electronic Records has made these lists available online. Casualty lists for Korean Conflict also available.

The Vietnam ConflictThis site is a guide to the material on the Vietnam War that is available at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library.

Vietnam War Declassification ProjectTo commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh and Saigon, the staff of the Ford Presidential Library reviewed for possible declassification nearly 40,000 pages of National Security Adviser files.

Vietnam War MeetingsCollection of photographs of Vietnam War meetings held by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.

During WW II the Command and General Staff Colleges primary mission was to train large numbers of captains and majors to be staff officers in battalions, brigades, divisions, and corps. To that end, the Army provided copies of documents produced by field units to the College. Operations orders, after action reports, intelligence analyses, logistics appraisals, and similar documents are in the CARL documents collection. Primary focus will be on documenting operations at the tactical and operational levels of warfare.

Even while the First World War was still being fought, the newly-formed Imperial War Museum was asking the public to help it tell the story of the global conflict that shaped the world we live in today.

The museum was formed not as a monument to military glory, but as a record of the toil and sacrifice of those who had served in uniform or worked on the home front.

The vision for this record was that it would be so complete that every individual, man or woman, soldier, sailor, airman and civilian from across Britain and the Commonwealth would find a record of their contribution.

But with millions of people involved, not everyone could be named. Many stories could not be told.

Now, in the digital age, IWM can build the permanent digital memorial to the Lives of the First World War.

By working together during the First World War centenary, we can piece together more than 8 million life stories, share them, and enable IWM to save them for future generations.

It would be an extraordinary achievement if we could do this.

The Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC) makes freely available on the internet the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. DARMC allows innovative spatial and temporal analyses of all aspects of the civilizations of western Eurasia in the first 1500 years of our era, as well as the generation of original maps illustrating differing aspects of ancient and medieval civilization. A work in progress with no claim to definitiveness, it has been built in less than three years by a dedicated team of Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, research scholars and one professor, with some valuable contributions from younger and more senior scholars at other institutions. For more details on who we are, please see the People page.

ARMC contains dozens of data layers in several geodatabases, that is, databases whose data is georeferenced or specified in terms of decimal degrees of latitude and longitude. They should prove useful to students, professional scholars and scientists, as well as to learned amateurs and curious minds of all descriptions. Here one can find the Roman road networks, bridges, aqueducts, the cities and settlements of the empire, Roman military installations, the shrines, mines, and villas that already appeared in the Barrington Atlas and in other similar research tools.

Источник описания:Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations