Access at a Price – Clio in Cyberspace

abernard102@gmail.com 2016-03-15

Summary:

"This past year, Colonial Williamsburg worked to relaunch its website on a new platform at the domain history.org (not to be confused with the History Channel’s history.com!). In addition to providing information for tourists interested in planning a trip to the living history village, the site also seeks to achieve educational outreach goals by providing a host of digital materials for researchers, learners, and history enthusiasts of all ages. Some of these resources are free and publically accessible. Others, however, require a paid subscription (although some opportunities are available to subsidize these costs). Within some tabs, educational opportunities are mixed with endeavors to advertise and sell products. Sometimes these commercial impositions unexpectedly inhibit open exploration of the site, though they are a clever means for an institution dependent on income to sustain such an incredible physical and online presence ..."

Link:

https://clioincyberspace.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/access-at-a-price/

From feeds:

Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » abernard102@gmail.com

Tags:

oa.new oa.comment oa.history oa.ssh oa.glam oa.libraries oa.archives oa.museums oa.business_models oa.ch

Date tagged:

03/15/2016, 09:00

Date published:

03/15/2016, 04:59