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Researcher Engagement with Web Archives: State of the Art

Joint Information Systems Committee Report, August 2010

38 Pages Posted: 25 Nov 2010  

Meghan Dougherty

Loyola University Chicago - School of Communication

Eric T. Meyer

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Christine McCarthy Madsen

Bodleian Libraries; University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Charles van den Heuvel

Maastricht University

Arthur Thomas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sally Wyatt

Maastricht University

Date Written: August 1, 2010

Abstract

In this report, we summarize the state of the art of web archiving in relationship to researchers and research needs. This is a different focus than much of the earlier work in this area, including the JISC PoWR report which focused on institutional strategies for archiving web resources (JISC, 2008). It is important to note that this report focuses on the uses and needs of individual researchers. Research groups are also important, as some of the challenges that face individual researchers can quickly spiral into deeply complex tangles when dealing with collaboratories. For instance, national selection policies and national copyright rules can stand in the way of international projects, even if there are sound academic reasons to pursue international collaboration. While these issues are addressed here when appropriate, the bulk of the report focuses on individual researchers and institutions.

Keywords: Web Archives, Internet, Web, Preservation

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Dougherty, Meghan and Meyer, Eric T. and Madsen, Christine McCarthy and van den Heuvel, Charles and Thomas, Arthur and Wyatt, Sally, Researcher Engagement with Web Archives: State of the Art (August 1, 2010). Joint Information Systems Committee Report, August 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1714997

Meghan Dougherty

Loyola University Chicago - School of Communication ( email )

25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Eric T. Meyer (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St Giles
Oxford, OX1 3JS
United Kingdom
01865 287210 (Phone)
01865 287211 (Fax)

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Christine McCarthy Madsen

Bodleian Libraries ( email )

Osney One
Osney Mead
Oxford, OX2 0EW
United Kingdom

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

Charles Van den Heuvel

Maastricht University ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200MD
Netherlands

Arthur Thomas

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Sally Wyatt

Maastricht University ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200MD
Netherlands

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