Clio-wired Should Historical Scholarship Be Free?

In this chapter, Rosenzweig details the argument over the free online publication of Historical scholarship verses the general application of capitalism. Of course the argument details the value of free access of information and the greater ease of access provided for by the internet, One of the primary arguments Rosenzweig presents for the continued existence of historical journals in paper and pay-per-view formats happens to be the general exclusivity of the work as a peer reviewed article, but also for the amount of money generated through the publications there of. He argues this side noting that the American Historical Association that often provides grants operates generally upon the Taxpayers dime. However that argument as Rosenzweig himself points out pushes towards a greater need for freedom of historical scholarship publication and access. However Rosenzweig does seem to push towards a general equivalence of both sides towards the end of the article attempting to seem unbiased however throughout the piece it is clear that he believes that historical Scholarship should be free and open to anyone to access it.


This week I will be attempting to sift through the records that Megan forwarded me and see if I can make sense of them and continue to ask my group to keep me informed in advance of when they plan to head to the archives not an hour or two before hand. In addition I shall attempt to compile a combination of Chris’s and Megans work into a cohesive whole through which we can add the newly found information.

Introduction to the Introduction of Digital History

It seems that a blog post is required, which isn’t much of an issue yet not knowing what to blog about is a bit of a problem. So As I reflect it occurs to me that I am to be blogging on the plans and aims for my groups project as well as writing about general information within one of the books, so without further adieu I shall attempt to visit both topics in basic form,

As the group project states my group is looking to improve upon the CF&I mining information found digitally on scaler. This information in general can be enhanced through perhaps categorization of what was the primary mineral taken from each mine as well as the years of operation appearing in an overlay upon the map allowing to differentiate what mines were in operation through what years, as well as which minerals were claimed from each. This will allow a better organization of information, as well as the implementation of different graphical enhancements to older maps and potentially the addition of pictures of the mines present day locations. This information as well as possible other additional ideas are all to be talked over and discussed Thursday 9/10/2015 at the Steel Works Archives.

Misery Thy Name is Microsoft

This Week I have been working on recovering my primary hard drive for my tower. I had to miss the second tools class on the 3rd because I am using my laptop to run scans on the hard drive to attempt to recover somewhere around 400 gigs of data from it, including quite a few programs that I cannot get back without loosing a lot of money. This was all possible because of Microsofts constant pushing for Windows 10. I installed windows 10 and essentially learned rather quickly I wanted to go back to my pretty windows 7, but 10 wouldn’t let me. So I attempted to migrate the data from the drive C to drives  F, H, and G. However Windows reformatted not only C when it attempted to install but also D, and E. This caused me to loose a whole bloody lot of information and presently the scan is claiming it will take another seventy one hours to complete, I bloody hate Microsoft.