Opening up web archives to research and innovation

Succinct summary of a research conference discussing the potential of web archives for academic research. Interesting suggestions:

Areas for future research suggested by the groups included: the history of online advertising; the analysis of viruses and malware in web archives; histories of organisational change as it plays out on the web; the study of web art and digital creative literature; the exploration of online redaction and emendation; and an investigation of digital communication by government.

This immediately brought to mind the Archives Unleashed Project and Ian Milligan’s academic work on web archives.

5:35 pm on January 12, 2019 (via Library and Archives Canada’s Governance and Recordkeeping Around The World January 2019 issue)