Radio and Audio-Visual Production
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This chapter explores how digital history and public history overlap. In 2015, a session was organized at the annual conference of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) about digital public history. The public participation from scholars, community, collection managers, and other users in the digital public history project should not be limited to public feedback. Crowdsourcing is a process by which practice and to some extent authority is delegated to individuals or groups through digital tools. Leon regrets that 'the most recent edited collection that focused on digital history only includes one essay that addresses public history'. As Leon argues, 'this notion of user-centered history is the key factor that makes digital public history stand apart both from academic digital history and other work in digital humanities'. Many digital history and digital public history projects are collaboration between historians and other experts like computer scientists.