The Web in Amber: How the Ephemeral Human Digital Experience is Preserved and Analyzed

panel / roundtable
  1. 1. Olga Holownia

    British Library, International Internet Preservation Consortium

  2. 2. Sally Chambers

    Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities - Ghent University

  3. 3. Grace Thomas

    Library of Congress

  4. 4. Ian Milligan

    University of Waterloo

  5. 5. Ed Summers

    Maryland Institute for Technology and Humanities (MITH) - University of Maryland, College Park

  6. 6. Bergis Jules

    Documenting the Now

  7. 7. Mark Phillips

    Libraries - The University of North Texas

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For more than two decades, libraries, universities, archives, non-profits, and other cultural heritage institutions have been archiving the evolution of human society, government, and culture now ephemerally published on the Web. Through domain harvests, collections developed around themes or events, or simply necessity of institutional record, these organizations have built archives of enormous size and richness.The aim of our panel is to demonstrate how web archives are being used in digital humanities research, including novel approaches to access, analytical tools, machine learning and social media archiving. We also show the importance of community building, collaborations with heritage institutions and offering web archives as one of many resources available to DH researchers – all of which helps bridge the gap between potential and use.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO