Making digital collections and archival material can be full of challenges. As more and more material becomes accessible online, it also means that archivists and historians have to think up new ways to help users get the most out of the information each document offers and to place that document into its complex historical context.
The EHRI blog aims to do just that. Taking it in turns, different institutes and fellows involved in the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project will highlight a document from their collection, offering extra information about the people, places and events mentioned.
It is also an experimental space; we are investigating new ways to present and interpret documents using new online and digital tools that weren’t available to us just a short while ago. This means broadening our work and hopefully reaching a wider, more diverse audience, finding out as we progress what works and what doesn’t.
We hope that you get something out of this blog, regardless of whether you are accustomed to working with historical documents or are new to the field, whether you are an experienced historian or a passionate beginner. We look forward to hearing you feedback and being able to offer a range of exciting and interesting materials in the coming months and years.
The EHRI Document Blog Team
EHRI Work Package 12 “New views on digital archives”