What We’re Reading: April 17, 2014
Today’s What We’re Reading features rare civil rights era photos, a “crisis of mediocre teaching,” the pitfalls of big data, and much more!
Roll Call features our own Amanda Moniz (assistant director of the National History Center) as she combines local history, early African American cookbooks, and baking.
Over 250 photos taken in 1963 at a Farmville, Virginia, civil rights protest have been digitized and incorporated into a new digital exhibit.
Vimal Patel discusses the major progress some institutions are making in teaching methods and graduate curriculum.
National Library Week
Here are some useful tips on what to think about when looking for software to help manage collaborative projects.
A very clear piece on how charts can be manipulated to give a false impression of the meaning of the data they are supposed to be helping the user to interpret.
A very clear piece on what we can and can’t do with big data and the pitfalls of thinking it can do too much that puts it in historical context.
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