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

Archive 2020: Introduction by Annet Dekker

On Monday 18 May 2009 in Amsterdam Virtueel Platform organized Archive 2020, an international event on the archiving of born digital cultural content. Born digital content describes digital materials that originated in the digital realm, and have no print or analog counterpart. (see full project description) Virtueel Platform bought second hand diskette disks at Marktplaats… Read more Archive 2020: Introduction by Annet Dekker

Goodbye Geocities: On Archiving Websites

In 1996 I created one of my first homepages, a tribute website to the Canadian band Eric’s Trip. I was able to claim a beautiful Geocities url: http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/3500/ It’s one big piece of pure nostalgia and 1996 web aesthetics: Photoshop flares, optimized for Netscape and hand-coded with HTML Notepad. The Last Update JavaScript stamp reads… Read more Goodbye Geocities: On Archiving Websites

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