Junto March Madness 2019: Announcing the Brackets

Junto March Madness 2019Are you ready? It’s time to unveil the brackets for Junto March Madness 2019.

This year, the tournament focuses on digital history projects relating to Vast Early America. Readers nominated an excellent field of digital projects, including venerable favorites and young scrappy upstarts.

Voting will begin this week in separate posts.

A couple of quick notes:

  • We broke these projects into eight brackets based primarily on what kind of digital work they represent. This was not so easy. A number of these digital projects do more than one thing. Some of them defy categorization altogether. Some categories had to be crunched together to make the numbers work. If you think that a given project belongs in another category, you’re probably right! But give us a break, we did the best we could.
  • The seeding is based first of all on the number of nominations and seconds that a project garnered. But it’s also based on our expectations for how well each project will do, and our desire to create interesting matchups.
  • Remember that this is supposed to be fun! Each of these projects represents an incredible amount of intellectual, creative, and technical labor, and they all deserve recognition. Our goal with this tournament isn’t to choose the “best” digital project, but to identify some of our favorites.
  • Discuss! Which project are you rooting for? Have you used these in the past? Are you just learning about something useful? Let us know in the comments section or on Twitter using the hashtag #JMM19.

Bracket one: Teaching resources & podcasts

Bracket two: Empire and Founding Documents

Bracket three: Data Visualizations and Geospatial Projects

Bracket four: Blogs and online publications

Bracket five: Digital archives

Bracket six: Newspapers and ephemera

Bracket seven: Transcription and web projects

Bracket eight: Digital Editions

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