BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Technology and the Web’

  • Museums and historic sites faced with small budgets and staff can find it intimidating to redesign or create a website from scratch. Concerns over resources make coding and designing (or hiring someone to do so) daunting and expensive. It does not have to be so. Content creation is inescapable when making a website, but designing […]

  • Building Histories of the National Mall: A Guide to Creating a Digital Public History Project is a free comprehensive digital guide that details each phase of creating the award-winning website, Histories of the National Mall.  Building Histories belongs to the long tradition of knowledge sharing at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media that […]

  • The Association of Children’s Museums recently published Toolkit for Reimagining Children’s Museums, a 38-page guide to improving museums for young audiences and envisioning new ways of teaching, reaching, and inspiring children. “The Toolkit represents a synthesis of the three years of ideas and questions around the Reimagining Children’s Museum project funded by MetLife Foundation,” says ACM. […]

  • We all realize how much technology impacts our daily lives, but what about our historical organizations? And how will it continue to effect the history field in the future? Tim Grove’s latest History Bytes column discusses two recent reports that tackle the topic of technology in the future: the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report, Museum […]

  • Have you heard about Sustaining Places? It’s an online encyclopedia of resources for small museums and historical organizations! As a collaborative project of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware and the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places, this website collects and shares examples of good ideas and best practices for small historical organizations. On this site, you can find example forms […]

  • Leading the Historical Enterprise: Strategic Creativity, Planning, and Advocacy for the Digital Age presents new ideas and strategies for leading and innovating in museums, historical societies, historic sites, and other state and local history programs. The book blends insights from the best practices of model historical programs and museums with themes from the best recent studies […]

  • America’s 90 million millenials are an active and revolutionary bunch, so what do you need to know about them to draw them to your institution? Colleen Dilenschneider tackles the topic of engaging Generation Y in her latest column. These “digital natives” are poised to become incredibly influential in the next forty years, and history organizations […]

  • In this thought-provoking article, Haltiwanger discusses the merits of using social media to engage audiences with history in memorable and tech-savvy ways. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are omnipresent in today’s world and an essential avenue for reaching younger audiences, so how can history organizations use them effectively? Haltiwanger describes an incredible project that made […]

  • AASLH offers four scholarships for individuals to attend one of our 2017 onsite workshops. Applications must be postmarked or received by January 20, 2017 to be considered. To apply, please use the online application.  Email questions to: mitchell@aaslh.org.  Scholarship Types: New Professionals. New professionals must have worked in the field for three years or less. […]

  • How are websites changing in the future? What should historic organizations be doing to ensure the broadest access and maximum engagement? From the rise of user-generated content to the explosion of mobile technology, we will ponder the changing landscape of the Internet. Presenters: Tim Grove, Chief of Education, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Bill […]