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2 interesting blog entries on the impact of digitization on the historian's practice, and the need for historians to conduct a critical analysis of this impact: - Illusionary Order: Cautionary Notes for Online Newspapers: Ian Milligan argues that historians need to have some knowledge of the technology behind the online databases they use, in order to address their limitations and how they affect historical research. For example, poor OCR and Natural Language Processing affect what is found and how it can be used. http://ianmilligan.ca/2012/03/26/illusionary-order-cautionary-notes-for-online-newspapers/ - Academic History Writing and its Disconnects: this blog entry from Tim Hitchcock's Historyonics analyzes the consequences of the "death" of the book that is occurring with the digitization of millions of book pages, and urges historians to addressÂ "the critical impact of digitisation on our intellectual praxis.". He comparesÂ historians' use of large digital collections to "roulette dressed up as scholarship.... Provenance, edition, transcription, editorial practise, readership, authorship, reception -- the things we query issues in relation to books, are left unexplored in relation to the online text we actually read." http://historyonics.blogspot.ca/2011/10/academic-history-writing-and-its.html In my view, the skills described in these posts should be included in the AHA's History Tuning Project, and librarians could help in promoting awareness about them.