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See detailPublic Engagement with Web Archives
Brügger, Niels; Schafer, Valerie UL

Scientific Conference (2022, August 17)

With a view to ensuring future access to digital cultural heritage, the first Web collections were established in the mid-1990s. To date there exist for example some 25 national Web archives in Europe ... [more ▼]

With a view to ensuring future access to digital cultural heritage, the first Web collections were established in the mid-1990s. To date there exist for example some 25 national Web archives in Europe that collect and preserve Web material and the Internet Archive has saved 651 billion pages since 1996. However, research projects based on the archived Web rarely engage with or include the general public. There are several reasons for this limited use of Web archives: there is a lack of awareness and a lack of examples demonstrating their value; to use them requires skills that many people do not have; and no quick and easy access is available (Winters, 2017). However, several research projects were developed which are of interest for the general public: some of them have studied national Web ('Probing a nation’s Web sphere — the historical development of the Danish Web' (DK, 2013-), 'Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities' (UK, 2014-15), etc.), others have focused on the web activity in relation to an event, for instance the terrorist attacks in France (‘Archives sauvegarde attentats Paris' (FR, 2016)). In 2020, a nationally funded researcher network has been established (WARCnet, DK). Web archiving initiatives have also been very reactive during the COVID crisis (and sometimes invited the public to nominate URLs). This resulted in huge national collections and a unique collection of international web archives gathered by the IIPC thanks to the collaboration of more than 30 web archiving institutions (https://archive-it.org/collections/13529). As leaders of and/or participants in several of these initiatives, the proposers aim to stimulate greater involvement of the public with the treasure trove to be found in Web archives. Web archives contain their histories, but these important stories are largely hidden from view. The proposers want to create a frame for developing an ambitious relationship with the public, by identifying the challenges and limits to their involvement in Digital Public History at the level of: - Web archiving How/why could we better include publics in the selection of archived content? What is the added value? What are the constraints (i.e legal deposit)? How can we make information about access to Web archives available and raise public awareness of Web archiving? - Selection and analysis of archives Web archives require good knowledge of the Web archiving process if they are to be used effectively. The identification of scarce existing resources for the general public will be coupled with a perspective on needs and tools. - Dissemination Legal and ethical issues (author rights, gender bias, etc.) must be taken into account and the very notion of what is public must be refined. All these elements advocate for an in-depth reflection and this working group is the starting point for a better inclusion of audiences in the creation/selection, use and enhancement of Web archives. [less ▲]

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See detailChicken and Egg: Reporting from a Datathon Exploring Datasets of the COVID-19 Special Collections
Aasman, Susan; Bingham, Nicola; Brügger, Niels et al

Report (2021)

This report is the first in a short series of WARCnet papers which aim to provide feedback on an internal datathon conducted by Working Group 2 of the WARCnet project. It explores the creation of ... [more ▼]

This report is the first in a short series of WARCnet papers which aim to provide feedback on an internal datathon conducted by Working Group 2 of the WARCnet project. It explores the creation of transnational merged datasets and corpora, based on seed lists, derived data and metadata provided by several web archiving institutions. The report highlights our first explorations of specially curated COVID web archives, in order to prepare an in-depth exploration of the issues, challenges, limitations and opportunities afforded by these heterogeneous datasets. [less ▲]

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See detailPerspectives on web archive studies: Taking stock, new ideas, next steps
Brügger, Niels; Schafer, Valerie UL; Winters, Jane

Diverse speeches and writings (2020)

A round doc discussion about studying web archives to understand the history of (trans)national web domains and of transnational events on the web. What do we know, are there any new ideas, and what could ... [more ▼]

A round doc discussion about studying web archives to understand the history of (trans)national web domains and of transnational events on the web. What do we know, are there any new ideas, and what could be the next steps? [less ▲]

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See detailExploring the 20-year evolution of a research community: web-archives as essential sources for historical research
Brügger, Niels; Schafer, Valerie UL; Geeraert, Friedel et al

in Cahiers de la Documentation (2020), 2

Le projet PROMISE ne pouvait se concevoir sans aborder la question de l’accès aux archives du web belge. En effet, s’il est important de les sauvegarder, c’est en raison de leur importance comme sources ... [more ▼]

Le projet PROMISE ne pouvait se concevoir sans aborder la question de l’accès aux archives du web belge. En effet, s’il est important de les sauvegarder, c’est en raison de leur importance comme sources d’information pour la recherche. Par conséquent, lors du colloque “Saving the Web: the Promise of a Belgian Web Archive”, l’accès et l’utilisation de ces archives spécifiques ont été largement abordés. Deux des intervenants lors de ce colloque, Valérie Schafer et Niels Brügger, ont accepté de partager leurs expériences respectives quant à l’utilisation d’archives web, celles-ci remontant parfois au début des années 2000. [less ▲]

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See detailInternet histories early career researcher award
Brügger, Niels; Goggin, Gerard; Milligan, Ian et al

in Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society (2020)

The five papers of this special issue were candidates for the first Internet Histories Early Career Researcher Award. They represent the next generation of scholarship and show creative, original ... [more ▼]

The five papers of this special issue were candidates for the first Internet Histories Early Career Researcher Award. They represent the next generation of scholarship and show creative, original approaches to the study of internet history. These papers all help enrich our perspectives and broaden them in many ways, from Brazil to China, from Cyberactivitst to Civil Society at large, from Gender Studies to Platform Studies, from Emails to Interfaces, while demonstrating again that there is no unique path to write “Internet Histories.” [less ▲]

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Schafer, Valerie UL; Brugger, Niels; Goggin, Gerard et al

in Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society (2020), (3),

The five papers of this special issue were candidates for the first Internet Histories Early Career Researcher Award. They represent the next generation of scholarship and show creative, original ... [more ▼]

The five papers of this special issue were candidates for the first Internet Histories Early Career Researcher Award. They represent the next generation of scholarship and show creative, original approaches to the study of internet history. These papers all help enrich our perspectives and broaden them in many ways, from Brazil to China, from Cyberactivitst to Civil Society at large, from Gender Studies to Platform Studies, from Emails to Interfaces, while demonstrating again that there is no unique path to write “Internet Histories.” [less ▲]

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See detailInternet Histories
Brügger, Niels; Goggin, Gerard; Milligan, Ian et al

Book published by Routledge (2018)

This book comprises short thought-provoking pieces that invite to discussions, raise and suggest the issues, challenges, opportunities, tensions, conceptual and research terrain, cultural, political ... [more ▼]

This book comprises short thought-provoking pieces that invite to discussions, raise and suggest the issues, challenges, opportunities, tensions, conceptual and research terrain, cultural, political, social, economic and industrial dynamics, distinctive historiographic and theoretical underpinning that characterise the emergent field of Internet histories. [less ▲]

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See detailIntroduction: Internet histories
Brügger, Niels; Goggin, Gerard; Milligan, Ian et al

in Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society (2017), 1

For more than four decades, the Internet has grown and spread to an extent where today it is an indispensable element in the communication and media environment of many countries, and indeed of everyday ... [more ▼]

For more than four decades, the Internet has grown and spread to an extent where today it is an indispensable element in the communication and media environment of many countries, and indeed of everyday life, culture and society. These precipitous changes have called for the understanding of the innovations, actors, changes and continuities involved in these evolutions, from a technical, but also from a social, scientific, politic or economic point of view. [less ▲]

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