Reminder that proposals for Web Archives 2015 are due this Friday, May 15th!
Call for Proposals:
Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze
November 12-13, 2015 at the University of Michigan
Proposal deadline: May 15, 2015
The University of Michigan Library and Bentley Historical Library are proud to announce Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze
, a two day symposium to be held on November 12-13, 2015 at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). For more information on this event, please see http://www.lib.umich.edu/webarchivesconference
Research in almost all disciplines increasingly relies on evidence gleaned from websites, social media platforms, and other online resources. As scholars and instructors embrace these primary sources and discover new and innovative ways to interact with the data, their efforts are aligned--knowingly or not--with those of developers and archivists.
While each of these communities recognize the web’s significance as an object and subject of research, questions about their respective assumptions, methodologies, and practices remain:
- How do collecting policies and appraisal decisions shape web archives?
- How can web archives be effectively integrated with classroom instruction and academic discourse in general?
- How do available resources and technologies influence the extent and success of web captures?
- How do scholars want to access and interact with web archives?
- How can individual scholars ensure that the materials that they need will be available both for their research and for documenting their work?
- What tools can optimize the use and reuse of archived websites and online materials?
- What measures of confidence does the academic community have in the use of archived websites for research?
- How can librarians, archivists, and technologists preserve the functionality and utility of complex web resources over the long-term?
Proposals are welcome from librarians, archivists, faculty, researchers, developers, practitioners, students, and other interested parties; we are especially interested in papers and workshops that address:
- The role of libraries, archives and museums in building and sustaining curated web collections.
- Methods and tools for preserving and curating online materials.
- Resources and best practices to promote access to and use of preserved websites and social media platforms.
- On-demand web archiving and the creation of public web archives for documenting research.
- Descriptive and citation practices for web archives.
- Approaches to studying and analyzing web archive data.
- Pedagogical strategies for teaching in the archive and with archival data.
- Analysis of web and social media materials as cultural documents.
- Preservation threats (such as technological and format obsolescence) that could impact the rendering and use of archived webcontent over the long-term.
Presentation formats include:
- Workshops - lead a hands-on session in which you introduce tools, techniques, or methods to other conference participants (75 minutes in length)
- Paper presentations - present your own research related to topics listed above (20 minutes)
- Panel presentations - curate 3-4 presentations that are thematically related (75 minutes)
Please send an email with your proposal to [log in to unmask]
. Clearly indicate your proposed format and include a 200-300 word abstract, along with brief biographical statements for each participant. Proposals must be received by May 15, 2015.
Digital Scholarship Librarian and ORCID Project Manager
University of Michigan Library