Verslag van de internationale Web Archiving conferentie in Jerusalem

Op 29-30 April 2018 vond de internationale conferentie “Web Archiving: Best Practices for Digital Cultural Heritage” plaats in de Nationale Bibliotheek van Israël in Jerusalem. De conferentie werd georganiseerd door The National Library of Israel en het Open Media and Information Lab (OMILab) van de Open University of Israel, onder leiding van Anat Ben-David. De uitgenodigde sprekers waren… Read more Verslag van de internationale Web Archiving conferentie in Jerusalem

Published: Historical website ecology. Analyzing past states of the web using archived source code

My contribution to the edited volume Web 25: Histories from the first 25 Years of the World Wide Web by Niels Brügger on historical source code analysis has officially been published! In this chapter I offer a historical perspective on the changing composition of a website over time. I propose to see the website as… Read more Published: Historical website ecology. Analyzing past states of the web using archived source code

The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships

David Nieborg, Fernando van der Vlist and I would like to circulate the pre-print of our conference paper on ‘The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships’. [PDF: SMSociety17_paper_138_preprint.pdf]. Abstract Social media platform–industry partnerships are essential to understanding the politics and economics of social data circulating among platforms and third parties. Using Facebook as a… Read more The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships

Slides from my presentation on Web Archives and Digital Methods

These are the slides from my presentation on Web Archives and Digital Methods: Reconstructing the Dutch Blogosphere with the Internet Archive. During the NWO CATCHmeeting “Supporting Media Studies Research: Exploration and Contextualization” at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum I presented some web archive use scenarios with a specific focus on doing… Read more Slides from my presentation on Web Archives and Digital Methods

DMI mini-conference Day 1: Michael Stevenson on the Archived Blogosphere

The Digital Methods Initiative is holding a three day mini-conference with workshop presenting papers and research proposals.Today I responded to Michael Stevenson’s paper on the history of the blogosphere through the eyes of EatonWeb and the Internet Archive. The following is my summary of his paper and argument followed by questions. Michael Stevenson. The archived… Read more DMI mini-conference Day 1: Michael Stevenson on the Archived Blogosphere

Archive 2020: Esther Weltevrede – Archiving Web Dynamics

Internet researchers are confronted with an instable object of study, the ephemerality of the object. The question is how to make the medium permanent so we can study it with care? The shape of the archive informs what I can ask the archive. This perspective on archives is placed within Weltevrede’s research into National Webs.… Read more Archive 2020: Esther Weltevrede – Archiving Web Dynamics