Why isn't Norway world champion in historical informatics?
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A short description of the availability of computer-readable sources in Norway are given. The bulk of these data are census-type data, and this is even the field where most of the present data-entry is done. Within a few years all census data before 1900 will be in machine-readable form. Historians in Norway are very familiar with computer technology. In spite of these two facts Norwegian historians are generally not very advanced computer users compared to most countries in the western world. The author tries to connect this to the abundance of data.
Key wordshistorical informatics demography censuses
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