Our work on Memento comes to mind, of course.
And in particular, regarding the second point, our papers about the
use of Memento for non-traditional interactions with web archives:
Using Memento to recover the state of a web resource at the point in
time it was annotated, to ensure that the annotation is displayed with
the correct representation.
Using Memento with Linked Data to perform time series analysis.
And hopefully a paper at Open Repositories, describing initial and
ongoing research, briefly summarized in:
Hope that helps!
On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 8:58 AM, Jodi Schneider <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Code4Lib, any thoughts for Eric? -Jodi
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> From: Eric Meyer <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 4:46 PM
> Subject: [Air-L] Using archives of the web for research
> To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> Cc: Ralph Schroeder <[log in to unmask]>, "
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> Dear AoIR,
> OII is currently doing some work for the IIPC (International Internet
> Preservation Consortium: http://www.netpreserve.org), and part of the work
> involves identifying current and cutting edge research techniques and tools
> that are available for research on the live web, but that are currently
> either difficult or impossible to use with web archives such as the Internet
> Archive (http://www.archive.org/) or other IIPC member organisations.
> The short version of what we are hoping to get from this group:
> - do you know of any innovative uses of web archives for research?
> - what techniques for researching the live web should be adapted for use
> with web archives?
> - can you envisage any innovative uses of web archives (or other archived
> Internet data) for research that you would ideally like to be able to do?
> The longer version:
> What we are hoping is that members of AoIR will respond to us (off list)
> with your ideas about ways you research the live web that could potentially
> be enhanced using either snapshots from the web at different time points or
> longitudinal data about the web over time, but which would need additional
> support, training, tools, or infrastructure to be able to accomplish. Your
> responses will be used to influence the IIPC community to add web archive
> support for the kinds of cutting edge research that AoIR members are doing.
> Also, if you have any types of research or research questions you have been
> hoping to be able to do with archived internet data but have not been able
> to do for whatever reason, and you are willing to share the ideas and the
> barriers to researching them with us for possible inclusion in our
> discussion paper, that would be appreciated as well.
> Responses before 1 May will be most helpful. We will post the draft report
> back to the list in May, and the final report in the summer. Those
> interested in web archives may also find two reports we wrote last autumn to
> be of interest:
> Dougherty, M., Meyer, E.T., Madsen, C., van den Heuvel, C., Thomas, A.,
> Wyatt, S. (2010). Researcher Engagement with Web Archives: State of the Art.
> London: JISC. Online: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1714997 or
> Thomas, A., Meyer, E.T., Dougherty, M., van den Heuvel, C., Madsen, C.,
> Wyatt, S. (2010). Researcher Engagement with Web Archives: Challenges and
> Opportunities for Investment. London: JISC. Online:
> http://ssrn.com/abstract=1715000 or http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/543/
> Eric T. Meyer
> Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute
> University of Oxford
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