"If These Crawls Could Talk: Studying and Documenting Web Archives Provenance"

Emily Maemura et al. have self-archived "If These Crawls Could Talk: Studying and Documenting Web Archives Provenance."

Here's an excerpt:

This study examines the decision space of web archives and its role in shaping what is and what is not captured in the web archiving process. By comparing how three different web archives collections were created and documented, we investigate how curatorial decisions interact with technical and external factors and we compare commonalities and differences. The findings reveal the need to understand both the social and technical context that shapes those decisions and the ways in which these individual decisions interact. Based on the study, we propose a framework for documenting key dimensions of a collection that addresses the situated nature of the organizational context, technical specificities, and unique characteristics of web materials that are the focus of a collection.

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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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