The Archives Unleashed Team has partnered with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) to host an Archives Unleashed datathon following IIPC General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference events.
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to work with Archives Unleashed tools and web archives at scale. These datathons have been attended by librarians, archivists, and researchers from a number of fields including history, computer science, digital humanities, journalism studies and beyond.
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Archives Unleashed Datathon #Montreal
14 – 15 May 2020
The World Wide Web has had a profound impact on how we research and understand the past. The sheer amount of cultural information that is generated and, crucially, preserved every day in electronic form, presents exciting new opportunities for researchers. Much of this information is captured within web archives.
Web archives often contain hundreds of billions of web pages, ranging from individual homepages and social media posts, to institutional websites.
These archives offer tremendous potential for social scientists and humanists, and the questions research may pose stretches across a multitude of fields. In short, web archives offer the ability to reconstruct large-scale traces of the relatively recent past.
Archives Unleashed Datathon
This event is tailored towards web archives practitioners and researchers. The Archives Unleashed datathon presents an opportunity for librarians, archivists, researchers, computer scientists, and others to collaboratively work with web collections and explore cutting-edge research tools through hands-on experience.
This event will bring together a small group of participants to experiment with the newest release of the Archives Unleashed Toolkit and the Archives Unleashed Cloud, and to kick-off collaboratively inspired research projects. Participants will have access to analytics software and specialists, and will be exposed to the process of working with web archive files at scale. For more information on AUT and the Cloud, please visit: http://archivesunleashed.org/.
This event would not be possible without the generous support from the University of Toronto Libraries <https://www.utoronto.ca/libraries> and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec <http://www.banq.qc.ca/accueil/> (BAnQ). Many thanks to our supporters from International Internet Preservation Consortium <http://netpreserve.org/> (IIPC), the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts <https://uwaterloo.ca/arts/>, York University Libraries <http://www.yorku.ca/>, Compute Canada <https://www.computecanada.ca/>, and Start
Smart Labs <http://www.startsmartlabs.com/>.
Submissions: 1 page CV + statement of interest (let us know a bit about your interests in web archiving, and what you would hope to get out of working with and exploring web archive data at scale).
Due: All submissions should be sent to the Archives Unleashed Team ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) by midnight (EST) on 1 December 2019.
On behalf of the organizers,
- Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo)
- Nick Ruest (York University)
- Nicholas Worby (University of Toronto Libraries)
- Olga Holownia (IIPC)
- Carole Gagné (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec)
- Mireille Laforce (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec)
- Samantha Fritz (University of Waterloo)
- Dave Mitchell (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec)
- Geneviève Murray (Consultante en Gestion de Projets Culturels)
Samantha Fritz | Project Manager | Archives Unleashed Project
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