In the 1960s, the term multimedia was coined to describe works combining visual imagery with sound and text. Three decades later, it acquired a more specific and enduring meaning, referring to works produced initially on CD-ROM and then on the World Wide Web. The first multimedia reviews in JSAH, starting with the September 2005 issue, primarily examined films, in line with the earlier usage of the term. In five short years, however, the scope of JSAH multimedia reviews grew to include software tools, podcasts, social media applications, and databases. What remained constant was the assumption that multimedia reviews were distinguished from other reviews in this journal according...

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