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History v2

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History v2

  1. 1. Reflections from the Web:Creating the September 11 Web Archive<br />Spontaneous and immediate response to events<br />Researchers at SUNYIT and the University of Washington<br />Reference librarian at the Library of Congress<br />Archivist at the Internet Archive<br />Experiment in social collection<br />Interpretation performed by <br />PEW Internet Project<br />SUNYIT 911@10 Project<br />
  2. 2. Reflections from the Web:Creating the September 11 Web Archive<br />PEW INTERNET PROJECT<br />SUNYIT 911@10 PROJECT<br />
  3. 3. Site Identification and Curation2001 Activity<br />Collection period:<br />September 11, 2001 and November 30, 2001<br />The final archived set was captured again one year later<br />28,560 distinct URLs identified<br />Library of Congress: 1,408 URLs<br />WebArchivist.org: 29,367 URLs<br />Schneider, S. M. (2004). Final report: LOC September 11 web archiving project. Submitted to the Research Foundation of the State University of New York. <br />
  4. 4. Categorization2001 Activity<br />Analysis process to determine inclusion:<br />WebArchivist team developed key words to look for in URLs<br />Initial set: 1,903 URLs<br />Library of Congress expanded criteria<br />Initial set: 2,500 URLs<br />Duplicate/non-functioning URLs eliminated<br />Final archived set: 2,313<br />Schneider, S. M. (2004). Final report: LOC September 11 web archiving project. Submitted to the Research Foundation of the State University of New York. <br />
  5. 5. Indexing and Categorization2003 Activity<br />Metadata<br />Producer name<br />Producer type<br />E.g., business, educational, ethnic, religious, press, etc.<br />Producer country<br />Language<br />Bioterrorism content<br />September 11 content<br />Afghan war content<br />Metadata Database<br />Schneider, S. M. (2004). Final report: LOC September 11 web archiving project. Submitted to the Research Foundation of the State University of New York. <br />
  6. 6. Lessons Learned: September 11 Web Archive<br />Web archives preserve a vital piece of our social history<br />Characteristics of effective web archives:<br />On-demand/Short set-up time<br />Structures and processes which are ready to go in rapid response to significant events<br />Available and easily accessible<br />Collaborative<br />Scholars/researchers should be able to add their own metadata to durable archival images<br />
  7. 7. Interpretation and Analysis<br />PEW Report: One Year Later: September 11 and the Internet*<br />General changes in American Internet usage, e.g., increases in:<br />User-generated content posted in public spaces<br />Obtaining news online<br />Email<br />Do-it-yourself journalism<br />Government site activity<br />Religious and faith-based activity<br />Personal expression<br />Imagery<br />*Rainie, L., Fox, S., Madden, M., Schneider, S., Foot, K., Halavais, A., Massanari, A., Larsen, E., Siegl, E., and Dougherty, M. (2002). Pew Internet and American Life Project. <br />

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