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LUCDH Lunchtime Speaker Series: Exploring Web Archives

Tuesday 4 April 2023
Note: move from Wednesday to Tuesday lunchtime
On Campus: Digital Lab P.J. Veth 1.07 / Online: Kaltura Live Rooms
Please register via lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Join us for our next LUCDH lunchtime talk presented by Dr. Karin de Wild and Mirjam Cuper on Tuesday, 4 April 2023 at 12:00 – 13:00 (CET). 

What are web archives and how can historians use these archives to understand the web of the past?

This lecture will give a brief introduction on how to access web archives, using the web archive in the KB, National Library of the Netherlands as an example. Until recently, it was only possible to preview web pages within a playback environment. As part of the KB researcher-in-residence program, a SolrWayback search engine was implemented that offers the opportunity to also access and analyse web archival data at scale. This lecture will give insights in some of the functionalities of the SolrWayback and how it can support researchers who are interested in both close and distant reading.

In the second half, we will open up a conversation. How may you like to use web archives in your current research and how can the SolrWayback support? While first steps are made, the ambition is to continue develop the SolrWayback. The KB welcomes collaborations with researchers for using this search environment, also to further improve its functionalities and provide tools and dashboards necessary to understand the vast amount of data that sits within the KB web archive. 

Location: On-campus in the Digital Lab P.J. Veth 1.07 or Online via Kaltura Live Rooms. 

To Register: Please email: lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl 

We very much hope that you can join colleagues on campus in the Digital Lab in P.J. Veth 1.07.  However, we will also be live-streaming on Kaltura, so please let us know if you will be attending in person or would like Kaltura Live Room login details.

SolrWayback search engine
SolrWayback search engine
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