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Electronic media, hypertext (electronically created text with links to other electronic texts), and social networking have transformed historians' work. Digitization has changed the way that libraries, archives, and museums curate and present historical resources to researchers. Digitization has also altered the way historians access and use these sources. Toledo's Attic is a collaborative digital history project involving the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, The University of Toledo Department of History, the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, the Maumee Valley Historical Society, and WGTE Public Media. The site, which focuses on Toledo and Northwest Ohio’s late nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, embodies the vision and potential for digital history. This article focuses on the collaborative and technical aspects of Toledo’s Attic and its use of emerging technologies.

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Fall 2013

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