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See detailThe Web Archives Long View
Schafer, Valerie UL; Winters, Jane

Presentation (2021, May 26)

This research seminar aims to explicitly consider that research happens in context. This presentation proposes to address the topic of born-digital heritage and in particular of web archives in context ... [more ▼]

This research seminar aims to explicitly consider that research happens in context. This presentation proposes to address the topic of born-digital heritage and in particular of web archives in context. It aims to question the past, present and future paths of research based on the plethora of born-digital sources that developed from the mid-1990s. Analysis of web archives requires both taking into account the very shaping of these archives - e.g. web archiving in context - and placing research on these web archives in context, from the early studies of the 2000s which focused on the nature of web archives themselves and the methods for studying them to current research that takes them as sources for exploring digital cultures. Thus, the first two parts of our presentation, devoted respectively to the history of web archiving and of web archives in research, will explore the multiple contextual elements at work. These may be related to the Web itself and its evolution, to institutional policies, or to crawling and analysis tools, and understanding them is crucial for addressing the current and future challenges that will arise for researchers, whether they concern transnational approaches, ethical issues or a claim for enhanced contextualization. In conclusion we will broaden the question to digital humanities, and consider why web archive studies have remained relatively marginalised in digital humanities discourse. [less ▲]

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See detailThe values of web archives
Schafer, Valerie UL; Winters, Jane

in International Journal of Digital Humanities (2021)

This article considers how the development, promotion and adoption of a set of core values for web archives, linked to principles of “good governance”, will help them to tackle the challenges of ... [more ▼]

This article considers how the development, promotion and adoption of a set of core values for web archives, linked to principles of “good governance”, will help them to tackle the challenges of sustainability, accountability and inclusiveness that are central to their long-term societal and cultural worth. It outlines the work that has already been done to address these questions, as web archiving begins to move out of its establishment phase, and then discusses seven key principles of good governance that might be adapted by and embedded within web archives: participation, consensus, accountability, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency, inclusivity and legality. The article concludes with a call to action for researchers and archivists to co-create the core values for web archives that will be required if they are to remain a vital part of our cultural heritage infrastructure. [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 detailInterview with Prof. Dr Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study, University of London)
Zaagsma, Gerben UL; Winters, Jane

Diverse speeches and writings (2019)

In this interview, Professor Jane Winters gives an overview of her career, starting as a medieval historian to becoming a professor in digital history. She talks about her main work with born digital ... [more ▼]

In this interview, Professor Jane Winters gives an overview of her career, starting as a medieval historian to becoming a professor in digital history. She talks about her main work with born digital archives and reflects on how web archive changes historical research. ‘History from below’ with a big interest in genealogy and local history being very popular in the UK, she describes the character of digital history in her country and the response of both amateur and professional historians to digitisation. She pleads for more digital pedagogy at an earlier stage of the curriculum and underlines the importance of the relationship between digital humanities and other stakeholders like librarians and archivists. In her view, the next big challenge in digital humanities will be the non-text media analysis. [less ▲]

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