Bursting boundaries or hypermedia bubble? Networked hypermedia and pacific history

Turnbull, Paul (2002) Bursting boundaries or hypermedia bubble? Networked hypermedia and pacific history. In: Casting the Net: Papers on Digital Resources for Pacific Islands Research. pp. 76-87. From: Millennial Conference of the Pacific History Association, 29 June 2000, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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In this paper, I will discuss two aspects of the South Seas Project, a major collaborative venture being undertaken by the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, and the National Library of Australia Firstly, I will discuss the project's intellectual goals. Essentially, we are creating editions of the most important texts and visual materials relating to Cook's first Pacific voyage of 1768-1771, together with commentaries and essays in various kinds and combinations of networked digital media. Among other things, we plan to make extensive use of sonic and visual software to illuminate the richness and complexity of the meetings across cultures that took place between the Endeavour voyagers and Indigenous peoples in Oceania and Australia. However, making history in networked hypermedia presents numerous conceptual, technical, economic and political challenges, In the second part of this paper, I will talk about some of the more significant issues historians will need to resolve if they are to connect with and inform a rapidly growing audience that wants to know about the past through digital media. I especially want to discuss how making virtual histories may require us to rethink the relations which have traditionally existed between historians, librarians and archivists.

Item ID: 14656
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-7315-3347-3
Keywords: hypermedia; virtual histories
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 22:50
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services @ 100%
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