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Announcement: More Web Archives, Less Process

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From the announcement:

The Library of Congress Digital Content Management Section is excited to announce the release of 4,240 new web archives across 43 event and thematic collections on loc.gov, our largest single release of web archives to date! Web archives such as Slate Magazine from 2002 to present, Elizabeth Mesa’s Iraq War blog, and Sri Lanka’s current president Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign website (no longer live on the web) are now waiting to be discovered alongside millions of other Library items. Keep watching The Signal for deeper dives into the unique collections with web archives now available on loc.gov. The Web Archiving Team sends its deepest gratitude to all involved in this significant achievement for the Library.

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Editors’ Choice: Data First Interventions

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These are some remarks I made at the Web Archives conference at the University of Michigan, on November 12th, 2015. I didn’t have any slides other than this visual presentation.

To some extent I think the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and similar centers, conferences and workshops like ThatCamp have been so successful at infusing humanities work with digital methods and tools that the D in DH isn’t as necessary as it once was. We’re doing humanities work that necessarily involves now pervasive computing technology and digitized or born digital collections. Students and faculty don’t need to be convinced that digital tools, methods and collections are important for their work. They are eager to engage with DH work, and to learn the tools and skills to do it. At least that’s been my observation in the last year. For the rest of my time I’d like to talk about how MITH does its work as a DH center, and how that intersects with material saved from the Web.

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