Putting Primary Source Material Online: A Case Study from New York University
February 10, 2012

Deena Engel
Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Computer Science Minors Programs
Department of Computer Science
New York University
Janet Bunde
Assistant University and Brademas Congressional Papers Archivist
New York University Archives


I. Resources at New York University

New York University Archives - http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/arch/index.html

New York University: Fales Library and Special Collections - http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/fales/

New York University - links to projects from ENGL-GA.2957-1, Fall, 2011 - http://cs.nyu.edu/courses/fall11/ENGL-GA.2957-001/

New York University Archive - links to projects from V22.0380-001 - http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/arch/digcomp.htm

New York University - Department of Computer Science http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/index.html

New York University ITS - http://www.nyu.edu/its/ and the ITS student web server -http://i5.nyu.edu/

II. Evaluating Sites; Scholarly Standards, Collections for Educators

American Library Association, Reference and User Services Association - notes on critiquing sites based on primary sources: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/sections/history/resources/pubs/usingprimarysources/index.cfm#evaluating

History Matters: Sample Reviews - http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/wwwhistory/ for history teachers and web review guidelines for history sites - http://historymatters.gmu.edu/jahguidelines.html

New York University, Bobst Library - Evaluating Sources - http://library.nyu.edu/research/tutorials/evaluate.html

University of California: Collections for Educators - http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/

University of Maryland: guidelines to evaluating sites: http://www.lib.umd.edu/guides/evaluate.html

III. Archiving and Graduate and Undergraduate Education

Bunde, Janet and Deena Engel "Computing in the Humanities" An Interdisciplinary Partnership in Undergraduate Education" Journal of Archival Organization 8, 2 (2010): 149-159

Cohen, Daniel J., and Roy Rosenzweig, Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. The book is also available on-line at http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/.

Eamon, Michael.  “ 'A Genuine Relationship with the Actual' : New Perspectives on Primary Sources, History, and the Internet in the Classroom.”  The History Teacher 39, 3 (2006): 1-32. 

Krause, Magia Ghetu and Elizabeth Yakel, “Interaction in Virtual Archives: The Polar Bear Expedition Digital Collections Next Generation Finding Aid,” American Archivist 70,2 (Fall/Winter 2007): 282-314

Falbo, Bianca. "Teaching from the Archives." Rare Books & Manuscripts 1:1 (2000): 33-35.

"Interchange: The Promise of Digital History."  Journal of American History 95:2 (2008): 452-488.

Johnson, Greg.  "Introducing Undergraduate Students to Archives and Special Collections." College & Undergraduate Libraries 13:2 (2006): 91-100.

Elizabeth Losh, William Landis, Kerry Scott, and Jesse Silva, "Beyond Show and Tell: Engaging Undergraduates with Primary Sources," (panel presented at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 30, 2008).

Malkmus, Doris J.  "Primary Source Research and the Undergraduate: A Transforming Landscape."  Journal of Archival Organization 6:1-2 (2008): 47-70

Matyn, Marian J.  "Getting Undergraduates to Seek Primary Sources in Archives." The History Teacher 33:3 (May 2000): 349-355.

Rockenbach, Barbara.  "Archives, Undergraduates, and Inquiry-Based Learning: Case Studies from Yale University Library."  American Archivist 74, 1 (Spring/Summer 2011): 297-311.

Sutton, Shan and Lorrie Knight. "Beyond the Reading Room: Integrating Primary and Secondary Sources in the Classroom."  The Journal of Academic Librarianship 32:3 (May 2006): 320-325.

Vincent, Jonathan and Danny Mayer.  “Teaching Radicalism from the University Archives.”  Radical Teacher 79 (Fall 2007): 19-27.

Peter Wosh (chair), Magia Ghetu Krause, Doris Malkmus, and Barbara Rockenbach,  “Collaborative Teaching and Learning in the Archives: Assessment and Insights,” (panel discussion presented at the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, August 14, 2009). 

IV Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities: Humanities Perspective

de Smedt, Koenraad "Some Reflections on Studies in Humanities Computing" Literary and Linguistic Computing 17, 1 (2002) 89 - 101

Jessop, Martyn "Teaching, Learning and Research in Final Year Humanities Computing Student Projects" Literary and Linguistic Computing 20, 3 (2005) 295 - 311

Terras, Melissa.  “Disciplined: Using Educational Studies to Analyse ‘Humanities Computing'. "  Literary and Linguistic Computing, 21 (2006): 229 – 246, 237.

Warwick, et al.  “Documentation and the users of digital resources in the humanities.”  Journal of Documentation 65, 1 (2009): 33-57

V. Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities: Computer Science Perspective

Bloss, Adrienne "Teaching Fundamentals for Web Programming and E-Commerce in a Liberal Arts Computer Science Curriculum" Journal for Computing in Small Colleges by the Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges 16, 2 (2001) 300 - 305

Gűlbehar, Yasemin, and Hasan Tinmaz.  “Implementing Project-Based Learning and E-Portfolio Assessment in an Undergraduate Course.”  Journal of Research on Technology in Education 38, 3 (Spring 2006): 309-327. 

leBlanc, Mark and Tom Armstrong, Michael B. Gouise "Connecting Across Campus" Proceedings of SIGSCE (2010) 52-56

Stepp, Marty, et al.  “A ‘CS 1.5’ Introduction to Web Programming.”  Proceedings of SIGSCE (2009)  121-125. 

Sheldon, Mark, and Franklyn Turbak.  “An Aspect-Oriented Approach to the Undergraduate Programming Language Curriculum.”  ACM SIGPLAN Notices 43, 11 (November 2008): 124-129, 124.

Yue, Kwok-Bun, and Wei Ding.  “Design and Evolution of an Undergraduate Course on Web Application Development.”  Proceedings of ITICSE (2004)  22-26.