11 12 / 2012
Among the recommendations:
- Libraries and archives need to develop “new research support models that address historians’ related needs for expertise at a sub-disciplinary level and for assistance in discovering and accessing primary source materials.”
- For history departments to develop more graduate courses “in how to develop a dissertation proposal recognizing resource constraints, in the adoption and use of research practices and methods, in the use of non-textual sources, and in the use of new forms of scholarly expression.”
- Scholarly societies should track the changing research practices of historians in order to identify support needs. In addition, they must try to engage professionally with librarians and archivists to address these needs.
via AHA Today
Original report (PDF)