Old Dominion University Computer Science IIPC New Member

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Old Dominion University WS-DL new member presentation at IIPC 2013 Ljubljana Slovenia April 22, 2013 http://netpreserve.org/general-assembly/2013/

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Old Dominion University Computer Science IIPC New Member

  1. 1. Old Dominion University Computer ScienceIIPC New MemberMichael L. NelsonWeb Science and Digital Libraries Groupws-dl.blogspot.comIIPC General AssemblyLjubljana, SloveniaApril 22, 2013
  2. 2. Please recalibrate to an Americannotion of "past", "history", etc.
  3. 3. Growing Up in Virginia…
  4. 4. First Job: NASA Langley Research Center
  5. 5. Why Care About The Past?From an anonymous WWW 2010 reviewer about ourMemento paper (emphasis mine):"Is there any statistics to show that many or a good number of Webusers would like to get obsolete data or resources? "one answer: replay of contemporary pages >> summary pagessee: http://www.slideshare.net/phonedude/why-careaboutthepast
  6. 6. Two Common Misconceptionsabout Web Archiving• Prior = old = obsolete = stale = bad– who cares, not an interesting problem• The Internet Archive has every copy of everythingthat has ever existed– who cares, problem solved
  7. 7. No Collections For Us (yet)• protocols / frameworks– Memento, ResourceSync, OAI-ORE, OAI-PMH• tools / services– MementoFox, Warrick, Synchronicity, CarbonDate, HTTP Mailbox• research– self-preserving objects, information retrievalmethods for preservation, collection visualization
  8. 8. PhD Students in Our Research Groupcurrent & formerBe Lazy• lazy preservation• just-in-time preservationGet Active• modify server• enhance objectsArchive Quality• APIs and services• object quality• usage patternsBetter Tools• ajax archiving• temporal intention• personal archiving
  9. 9. Observations & Research Directions
  10. 10. Wrong Metaphor for Web Archives
  11. 11. Web Archives Are Not DestinationsThis is a destination. This is not a destination.Memento is about linking the past and present web
  12. 12. Possible Metaphor for Viewing Past & Present?
  13. 13. Turn Archiving Into A Social Activity…see also: http://xkcd.com/1034/,Marshall & Shipman, JCDL 2011
  14. 14. …But Dont Use the "A" WordEd: Are there any zombies out there?Shaun: Dont say that!Ed: What?Shaun: That.Ed: What?Shaun: That. The Z word. Dont say it.Ed: Why not?Shaun: Because its ridiculous!— Shaun of the Dead
  15. 15. Pinterest: Anonymous Mementoshttp://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/47639708527755289_AhxhItiQ_c.jpgis a memento of:http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_d0vByWRfhvU/S_Ygk_oX4xI/AAAAAAAACCQ/LXgC3S0KYEo/s400/_MG_8091.jpgbut there is no machine-readable indication of this relationshiprepins are by-reference
  16. 16. Topsy: Because Deleting Is More WorkThan Not Deleting?https://twitter.com/mansilladev/status/14554093534
  17. 17. Topsy: Because Deleting Is More WorkThan Not Deleting?https://twitter.com/mansilladev/status/14554093534http://topsy.com/twitter/mansilladev?nohidden=1&offset=10&om=a&page=100
  18. 18. "The call is coming from inside the house!"
  19. 19. The Lost Cities Arent Very Lost, Just Not Well Mapped
  20. 20. Houston, Tranquility Base Here. The Eagle has landed.see also: http://ws-dl.blogspot.com/2013/03/2013-03-22-ntrs-web-archives-and-why-we.html
  21. 21. Quis archiviet ipsos archives?(Im certain I got that wrong, but you get my point.)

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