Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Historical Search

Historians will soon have a search engine all their own: The Connected History Project is culling sources from disparate historical documents, databases, maps, images, and similar objects online. Once complete, users will be able to search the entirety from one site. At this time, the project is only concerning itself with properties from 1500-1900, though it is sure to expand later.

So far, 12 institutions have signed-on to the project, though more are expected to join. The first leg is expected to be completed by 2011. While aimed at historians and scholars, everyone will have access to the site.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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