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date: 13 June 2024

Digital Resources: Digital Perulocked

Digital Resources: Digital Perulocked

  • José RagasJosé RagasInstituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Summary

Over the last two decades or so, scholars and enthusiasts have found several ways to preserve historical documents, taking advantage of the evolution of the Internet and an expansive audience interested in such material. Digital Peruvian historical sources reflect this global trend, with primary sources being especially rich. In Peru, the digitization process or technique has not been confined to archivists, librarians, and historians. Rather, the digital format has brought a revolution itself that has blurred the distance between experts and amateurs and has posed new challenges for preservation and access to historical collections. Images, photographs, paintings, interviews, testimonies, TV commercials, and much more have been digitized and stored in multiple online platforms, such as various different social media, YouTube, and SoundCloud among others, by professionals and amateurs alike. The result may be mixed, but historians with a focus on the Peruvian experience will find a bounty of material among which to pick and choose.

Subjects

  • History of Northern and Andean Spanish America
  • Digital Innovations, Sources, and Interdisciplinary Approaches

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