The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 106, July 2002 - April, 2003 Page: 290
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
cific curriculum requirements. Other online tools include a student
guide that provides a topical outline of Handbook articles for many of the
most frequently covered subjects, as well as several complete lesson plans
for both 4th and 7th grades. School users were a significant part of the
growth in online statistics last year and we expect that the additional K-12
resources will increase their participation accordingly.
In September the Handbook editors released the first installment of a
new feature we are calling Texas Connections. Developed with assistance
from the online Handbook's search engine, Texas Connections features ar-
ticles that illustrate the extent to which Texas has influenced and been in-
fluenced by other places, thus helping set the history of the state in a na-
tional and even global context. This initial feature pays tribute to the
victims and survivors of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Wash-
ington, D.C., by highlighting the ties between Texas and those two cities.
You can visit the site at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/texasconnections/
texasconnections.html, and we welcome your suggestions for future loca-
Later this fall we will complete preparations for the Handbook's images
database and will begin loading the images for which we have online per-
missions. Eventually we plan to make available online most of the images
published in the 1996 print edition, as well as audio and video materials.
If you have not yet looked at our multimedia demonstration site, please
and let us know what you think of our approach. This page, which fea-
tures a variety of media resources on Sam Rayburn drawn from collec-
tions of the Center for American History at UT Austin, demonstrates how
we plan to make images and other media available through the online
Handbook. In addition, users will be able to search a separate media data-
base in order to locate specific types of media or to find images about
Statistics for the Handbook of Texas Online continue to be impressive. Re-
quests for pages, which peaked at 2.2 million requests last March,
dropped as expected in June (to 1,157,139 requests) but climbed back to
almost 1,500,000 requests in August. Cumulatively, the Handbook servers
have responded to more than 36 million requests for pages since the
launch in February 1999 and have transferred 879 gigabytes of informa-
tion to users. Usage has grown by approximately 25 percent per year.
Distinguished social historian Bernard Weisberger, author of the re-
cent America Afire:Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800, as
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 106, July 2002 - April, 2003, periodical, 2003; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101223/m1/342/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.