Chassanoff (2013) Historians and the Use of Primary Source Materials in the Digital Age

Abstract

This study examines how academic historians search for, access, and use primary source materials in their research pursuits. Recruited historians completed an online questionnaire about current information practices and potential information needs in archival settings. The results shed light on the most frequent methods historians use to search for primary source materials; the types of primary source documents they are most likely to use; whether they access materials online or in person; their use of digitized archival collections; factors they consider important in their decision to use archival collections; and what might prevent them from using collections.

Citation Chassanoff, A. (2013). Historians and the Use of Primary Source Materials in the Digital Age. American Archivist, 76(2), 458–480. URL

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BibTex entry for this article:

@article{chassanoff2013historians,
author = {Chassanoff, Alexandra},
issn = {03609081},
journal = {American Archivist},
number = {2},
pages = {458--480},
title = {{Historians and the Use of Primary Source Materials in the Digital Age}},
volume = {76},
year = {2013}
}

Key ideas

Keywords:

digital environment, local history collections, online collections

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