Kathryn Tomasek, Associate Professor of History, Wheaton College (Massachusetts).
Scott P. Hamlin, Director of Research and Instruction, Library and Information Services, Wheaton College (Massachusetts).
Zephorene L. Stickney, College Archivist & Curator of Special Collections, Wheaton College (Massachusetts).
Megan Wheaton-Book, Assistant Archivist and Records Manager, Wheaton College (Massachusetts).
Executive summary (Abstract)
A long-term project that has combined undergraduate students’ transcription and markup of local archival sources with goals for online publication of those sources, the Wheaton College Digital History Project employs high-impact educational practices to teach students basic skills of historical research. The process-oriented goals of teaching and learning have been to some degree at odds with the product-oriented goals of archival-quality publication, but the project has been largely successful in achieving its educational goals. Cross-institutional collaborations have been essential to the ability of Library and Information Services to develop a publication tool and markup recommendations to facilitate the goals of the project.