Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship, or Digital History, or Digital Humanities is a thing as nebulous as its name. At the core of the definition is the use of technology to somehow shape the information at hand. This could take the form of a massive attempt to digitalize an archive or the creation of programs to help with the analysis of patterns in the data. The scholarship aspect of the definition comes from the very action of handling the material. Even when it is just the creation of an online archive some educated decision was made as to what ought to be put in the archive, in what order, and what the key words for searching should be. Thus: digital scholarship is the use of computers to shape the way information is accessed and analyzed.