Campaign Web Archives to Support Multi-Institutional Research

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Presentation for the Society of American Archivists 2014 Annual Meeting, session 502: "Untangling the Web: Diverse Experiences with Access from the Web Archiving Trenches."

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Campaign Web Archives to Support Multi-Institutional Research

  1. 1. Campaign Web Archives to Support Multi-Institutional Research Nicholas Taylor (@nullhandle) Web Archiving Service Manager Stanford University Libraries SAA Annual Meeting: “Untangling the Web” August 15, 2014
  2. 2. web archives research “Where are we today?” from IIPC 2014 General Assembly “Concluding Remarks” by Niels Brügger
  3. 3. 2014 congressional elections “2014 Candidate Summary” by Federal Election Commission
  4. 4. project background
  5. 5. research questions • How do the type and geographic locations of campaign events vary with the characteristics of constituencies? • When do candidates stage campaign events in “friendly” places? • How do incumbent Congress members speak with home constituencies? “Calendar from Calendar Project” by Caroline under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 “Goonies Treasure Map” by Scott Howard under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  6. 6. limitations of archiving technology “0637sol” by A Bill Miller under CC BY-NC 2.0
  7. 7. solutions and workarounds “Image from page 34 of "Laboratory manual for the detection of poisons and powerful drugs. Authorized translation of the completely rev. 4th German ed." (1915)” by Internet Archive Book Images under CC BY-SA 2.0
  8. 8. takeaways • collaborate w/ partners or leverage existing web archives • facilitate research in the role of technical problem-solver • share use cases of web archives-based research “wedding favors” by sweetjessie under CC BY-NC 2.0
  9. 9. thank you! “stanford dish at sunset” by Dan under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Nicholas Taylor ntay@stanford.edu

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