The future of the past of the web
Date: 7 October 2011
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Venue: The British Library Conference Centre
JISC, The British Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) invite you to attend their 3rd joint web archiving workshop on 7 October, at the British Library Conference Centre. The previous 2 workshops were held in 2006 and 2009.
The Web expands at an astonishing rate. Statistics suggest that more than 70 new domains are registered and more than 500,000 documents are added to the web every minute. This rapid expansion continues to challenge those charged with preserving an effective memory of the web.
Memory institutions – in particular national libraries and archives - have been central to web archiving. Since the mid 1990s, they have captured a dynamic and highly distributed snapshot of the web as it evolved. These growing web archives provide an untapped resource for creativity, innovation and enterprise. The web archiving community has grown as more institutions establish their own web archiving programmes. Universities and researchers are also taking part in this effort and commercial archiving services have started to appear.
Use and impact of web archives are under-explored topics in discussions about web archiving. Alternative modes of access and new types of exploitation mean that the time is ripe for another examination of how the web archive collections are being used and what opportunities they open up.
What will the workshop cover?
The workshop has a programme of invited talks and discussion panels by UK and international speakers, featuring use cases of web archives and exciting new developments. Web archives are no longer just individual web pages for reference but also aggregated datasets with inherent properties which can be exploited for many new possibilities. Access to archived web data in bulk, and machine-to-machine interaction are definitely the new trends!
Who should attend?
- Curators, librarians, archivists interested in the preservation of web resources
- Organisations that are engaged in web archiving and digital preservation
- Researchers who depend on access to stable web resources for their research
- Web developers and content creators who value their content
- Information managers with responsibility for legal compliance
Places are FREE but are strictly limited and should be booked at the latest before 1200 on Friday 30th September 2011.
For further information on registration and cancellation fees
|| Activity |
|| Registration and Coffee|
|| Welcome and introductions (William Kilbride, DPC)|
|| Key note (Herbert van der Sompel, The Memento Project)|
|| Thematic Session: Using Web Archives (chair Helen Hockx-Yu, British Library)|
|| Web Archiving: the state of the Art and the Future - Oxford Internet Institute|
|| Enhancing Access to Web Archives: Web Continuity at the National Archives - Amanda Spencer, The National Archives|
Case study: Researchers and the UK Web Archive Project- Peter Webster, Institute of Historical Research
Thematic session: Emerging Trends (chair Neil Grindley, JISC)
|| Analytical Access to the UK Web Archive - Maureen Pennock and Lewis Crawford (British Library)|
|| Emerging Trends and new developments at the Internet Archive - Kris Carpenter, Internet Archive|
|| Archiving Community Memory: the Arcomem project - Wim Peters (TBC)|
|| BlogForever project - Richard Davis and Ed Pinsent ULCC|
|| Website Archiving from Cloud Testing - Phil Smith and Matt Rees|
|| Q&A (chaired by Neil Grindley)|
|| Panel session and discussion: what is to be done, why and by whom? (chaired by William Kilbride)|