Archiving news on the web through RSS flows. A new tool for studying international events

9 juin 2015 // 13:45 - 14:15

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The conference takes place in Aarhus University, Denmark

The paper will be presented by Marta Severo, who wrote it together with Laurent Beauguitte and Hugues Pecout « Archiving news on the web through RSS flows. A new tool for studying international events » on the 9th at 13:45, during the Web Archives as Scholarly Sources Issues Practices and Perspectives conference.

In March 2014, the web celebrated its twenty-fifth birthday. This vast information resource is of enormous importance to scholars, both as a primary source and as a means of networking and communication. It is, however, strikingly ephemeral, and much important data has already been lost. The archiving of this vast range of material, so that it is accessible to both contemporary and future researchers, increasingly occupies national memory institutions, and researchers are also beginning to realise and explore its value. This conference seeks to explore the potential of web archives for scholarly use, to highlight innovative research, to investigate the challenges and opportunities of working with the archived web, to identify opportunities for incorporating web archives in learning and teaching, and to discuss and inform archival provision. This multi-disciplinary conference is aimed at scholars, web archiving institutions, web archivists, curators, IT-developers, companies and public institutions interested in web archiving and research using web archives.