Noble, S. U. (2018). Introduction: The Power of Algorithms. In Algorithms of oppression: how search engines reinforce racism (Summary)

Noble’s book discusses how oppressive decisions are reinforced via algorithms. Since algorithms are programmed by developers, this shows a huge issue. Through multiple case studies, Noble shows that there are clear issues when it comes to what pages show up in searches related to race and gender. I think this text is an important wake-up […]

Old Questions, New Technology: Today’s Digital Historians

Over the past two decades, the internet has touched every aspect of our lives, changing how we shop, learn — even how we date. And while it represents technological progress and the promise of future innovation, it has also proven to be an invaluable resource for those interested in the past. Where genealogical researchers once […]

How to Market History with Social Media

The Charleston Museum was the first museum in the U.S., opening in 1824. Since the 19th Century, museums have advanced in archival, storage and exhibition techniques. Yet the experience many museums offer to visitors is still severely outdated, especially in an age of ever-expanding digital technology. How Visitors Experience Museums The museum experience is extremely […]

Using Social Media to Increase Your Museum’s Reach

Long before Google’s Arts & Culture App went viral when people realized they could upload their selfies to be matched to historical paintings, the app existed to share great works of art with the masses. Certainly, the sensational nature of the matching feature has increased traffic and usage of the app — and, that makes […]

Augmented Reality Enhancing Museum Exhibits Across the Globe

You may remember the release and subsequent popularity of the Pokemon Go up that sparked a widespread interest in the use of augmented reality (AR) to enhance the user experience. One place that Augmented reality is really taking off is in museum exhibits, not just in the United States but throughout the world. This increase […]

Lucille Vinyard Digitized Collection

A collaboration of Humboldt State Library Scholar Interns to curate and digitize items from the Lucille Vinyard Collection. The online collection features five exhibits relating to the activism and personal life of Lucille Vinyard. You can view the digitized collection online at Vinyard.omeka.net

Film Premiere: Making Ties: The Cangdong Village Project

On May 30, the Stanford Archaeology Center will host the live premiere of Barre Fong’s Making Ties: The Cangdong Village Project. If you cannot attend the premiere, the film can be viewed at https://cangdong.stanford.edu/documentary-film

Creating a Gift for the Future: Digitization Using Omeka.net

“Creating a Gift for the Future: Digitization Using Omeka.net”, April 22, 2016 Contributors: Alexandria Jones, Blanca Drapeau, Cathlyn Garibay, KayCie Voigt, Nicole Martensen, Victoria Bruner, Xi K. Bromley “The Library Scholar Internship team is digitizing historically significant objects from the library’s Special Collections. This process involves more than scanning objects, but publishing to a broader […]

Welcome to the Digital Age: Journey through Humboldt Room Archival Process

A display showcasing the digitization of archival materials. Located in the Humboldt State University Library using select materials from Humboldt Room Special Collections. Spring 2016 Semester.

Thoughts on Linguistics and the Production of Newsfeeds

Catenaccio (et al.) illuminate the importance of a linguistic analysis of the news process, rather than a product based only analysis. The authors describe news as retelling; taking the meaning from one discourse and translating into another. This directly relates to many of the big methods and concepts of applied anthropology. Regardless of the field, […]