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The historical workstation project : part 1

Das historische 'workstation'-Projekt : Teil 1
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Thaller, Manfred

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Abstract Der Ausdruck 'workstation' bezeichnet normalerweise eine besondere Art von Computern, die durch ihre 'hardware'-Möglichkeiten definiert werden. Der vorliegende Beitrag zeigt, daß eine historische workstation nicht so sehr durch ihre technischen Kapazitäten definiert werden sollte, sondern durch das spezifische methodische Instrumentarium, das die technischen Restriktionen und Möglichkeiten der 'hardware' zulassen. Der Autor beschreibt, wie in diesem Sinne die Organisation einer 'workstation' für die historische Sozialforschung auszusehen hat. (pmb)

'Workstations have been a particularly hot topic in recent discussions of computer technology. The author argues, that, while the additional computing power provided by them would be welcome within the historical disciplines, a truly 'historical' workstation is not defined so much by the computing capacity provided, but by the tools and environments geared specifically towards historical research which could and should be available on such platforms. In describing how such modules could interlink - and how their creation can be organized - a common ground for the papers following in this issue is prepared.' (author's abstract)
Keywords electronic data processing; historical social research; methodology; organization; workstation
Classification Sociology of Economics; Social History, Historical Social Research
Document language English
Publication Year 1991
Page/Pages p. 51-61
Journal Historical Social Research, 16 (1991) 4
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works