A Treasure Trove of Queer History Is Now Online

Gale’s Archive of Human Sexuality and Identity being called “A Treasure Trove of Queer History” by Advocate Magazine

Published on April 14,2016

Gale’s Archive of Human Sexuality and Identity was recently featured in Advocate Magazine, a leading U.S.-based national gay and lesbian news magazine. In the publication, the collection is noted for its depth of information covering various types of historic material. What also stands out to the magazine is the light shinned on the technology this archive is built on and benefits it offers to researchers.

“What’s important to note here is that much of the material in this archive has never been digitized and could not previously be accessed by the greater public. With the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, this material is now given its proper place within academia and is digitally preserved; it can be used in scholarship, supporting research and instruction in queer history and activism, psychology, sociology, political science, gender studies and more, and will hopefully lead to new ideas and understanding of the LGBTQ community. As with all Gale archives, the material is also available for various Digital Humanities efforts, including TDM (text and data mining).”

As the collection continues to gain momentum regarding its quality of content and accessibility, it is also important to note what possibilities it lends to digital humanity application.  As the digital humanities community grows and the need for the tools to help support that growth follows, Gale continues to be on the forefront developing and offering these tools for search and research.  Read the full article.

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