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For those of you interested in working with the Internet Archive, which is
perhaps the biggest archive of collective human behavior ever to have been
created, we hope you can join us next week at the WIRE Workshop: Working
with Internet Archives for Research, taking place at Harvard on June 17.
 More info below.

Matthew Weber & David Lazer

*WIRE Workshop: Working with Internet Archives for Research*
*Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS)*
*Harvard University*
*1737 Cambridge Street*
*Cambridge, MA*

*Tuesday June 17, 2014*
*Room S010*
*1pm - 5pm*

*Please join us on Tuesday for a series of public presentations highlight
ongoing research at the intersection of network analysis, large-scale data
and archival Internet studies.* This workshop is hosted by a team of
scholars from Rutgers University, Northeastern University, and the
Internet Archive. The aim of the workshop is twofold. The workshop will
provide a forum for presentations and discussions of ongoing research
involving community development and historical Internet data. Presentation
sessions will focus on a variety of themes, derived from ongoing research
about online community emergence and evolution. A closing session will be
devoted to discussing future research needs and unanswered research
questions with regard to data and access to historical Internet records. The
workshop will provide a mechanism for discussing the functions that should
be incorporated into a prototype historical Web extractor, and for
outlining potential research questions to be addressed with a prototype
tool and databases. In addition, key questions gathered during the workshop
will serve as initial discussion points for the online community that will
support ongoing interaction between researchers.

For more information see:


*1:00pm – 1:45pm: Opening Session*
Welcoming Remarks

   - David Lazer, Northeastern University

Overview of the Archive Hub project and Internet Archive Research

   - Matthew Weber, Rutgers University

*1:45pm - 2:30pm: Internet Archives and Research Potential*
Insight into the Internet Archives

   - Kris Carpenter, Director, Web Archive, Internet Archive

Web Wide Crawls

   - Vinay Goel, Senior Data Engineer, Internet Archive

*2:30pm – 3:00pm: Research Highlights*
Ancient History of the UK Web

   - Eric Meyer and Scott Hale, Oxford Internet Institute

*3:00pm – 3:30pm: Coffee Break*

*3:30pm – 5:00pm: Research Highlights*
Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials

   - Neils Brugger, Associate Professor, Head of the Centre for Internet
   Studies and of NetLab, Aarhus University

ALEXANDRIA: Temporal Retrieval, Exploration and Analytics in Web Archives

   - Wolfgang Niejdl, Director, LS3 Research Center

WebScience and Archival Internet Research

   - Thanassis Tiropanis, Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton

*5:00pm – 5:30pm: Challenges for Future Research*

David Lazer
*(pronounced as if it were Lazar)*
Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science,
Northeastern University
Co-Director, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks
Director, Program on Networked Governance, Harvard University


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