CATCH meeting WebART

First announcement - CATCH Meeting WebART on 19 April 2013

Title: Archiving the Web: How to Support Research of Future Heritage?

ABSTRACT:
The web has become the central medium of our time -- all our traditional media have become digital and even our own lives are increasingly taking place 'on the web'. Preservation and archiving practices haven't kept pace, resulting in our future heritage being lost to posterity, rapidly and indefinitely. Web Archives constantly struggle with challenges of preserving an ephemeral medium, and have to make crucial decisions on selection policies, storage constrains, and the desired frequency of crawling and harvesting. The evolution of Web-based technologies and services -- such as dynamic content, social media, RSS feeds, Tweets, Mobile Applications and API's -- creates new challenges. Also the demands of researchers using the web archive evolve rapidly, requiring novel access tools for exploring the existing archived Web strata, or new types of data that are currently not preserved by Web archives. What is the best way forward to make both ends meet?

There is no registration fee. Here you can find the programme. For more information please contact the CATCH secretariat.

This meeting is an collaboration between CATCH and the National Library of the Netherlands. It is being organized by the CATCH project team WebART to be held on Friday 19 April 2013. This meeting starts at 12.00 and is open to any interested party.

Contact
CATCH secretariat
NWO - Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research – Division Physical Sciences
E-mail: catch@nwo.nl