Building community and tools for analyzing web archives through datathons

Ian Milligan, Nathalie Casemajor, Samantha Fritz, Jimmy Lin, Nick Ruest, Matthew Weber, Nicholas Worby

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Starting in March 2016, the Archives Unleashed team and our collaborators have brought together social scientists, humanists, archivists, librarians, computer scientists, and other stakeholders to explore web archives as research objects. Three objectives motivated our team to develop and organize these events: facilitating scholarly access, community building, and skills training. We believe that we have been successful on all three fronts. For each event, over the course of two to three days, participants formed interdisciplinary teams and explored web archives using a variety of methods and tools. This paper details our experiences in designing these 'datathons', with an intent to share lessons learned, highlight interdisciplinary approaches to research and education on web archives, and describe future opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2019
EditorsMaria Bonn, Dan Wu, Stephen J. Downie, Alain Martaus
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages265-268
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728115474
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event19th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2019 - Urbana-Champaign, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2019Jun 6 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
Volume2019-June
ISSN (Print)1552-5996

Conference

Conference19th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityUrbana-Champaign
Period6/2/196/6/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

Keywords

  • Community building
  • Datathon
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Tool building

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