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Archives Unleashed 2.0: Web Archive Datathon, June 14 – 15, 2016

Washington DC, June 14 – 15, 2016

This workshop, with the generous support of the National Science Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Internet Archive, Rutgers University, and the University of Waterloo, presents an opportunity to collaboratively unleash our web collections, exploring cutting-edge research tools while fostering a broad-based consensus on future directions in web archive analysis.

The event will occur at the Library of Congress. It is co-hosted by the Library’s National Digital Initiatives office, the Law Library of Congress, and the Library’s John W. Kluge Center, and the Web Archiving program. It coincides with the residency at the Library of scholar and event steering committee member Dame Wendy Hall, who is the 2016 Kluge Chair in Technology and Society at the Kluge Center

This hackathon will bring together a small group of 20-30 researchers to collaboratively develop new open-source tools and approaches to web archives. While there has been considerable discussion about web archive tools and datasets, few forums or mechanisms for coordinated, mutually informing development efforts have been created. This event presents an opportunity to collaboratively unleash our web collections, exploring cutting-edge research tools while fostering a broad-based consensus on future directions in web archive analysis.

Organizers:

  • Matthew Weber, Communication, Rutgers University
  • Ian Milligan, History, University of Waterloo
  • Jimmy Lin, Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Steering Committee:

  • Noshir Contractor, Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University
  • David Lazer, Political Science, Northeastern University
  • Wendy Hall, Computer Science, University of Southampton
  • Nicholas Taylor, Web Archiving, Stanford University
  • Jefferson Bailey, Internet Archive

Sponsoring Institutions:

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Grant Support:

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