MementoEmbed and Raintale for Web Archive Storytelling

MementoEmbed and Raintale for Web Archive Storytelling

We developed MementoEmbed, an archive-aware service that can generate different types of visualizations for a given Memento. MementoEmbed can generate cards that appropriately attribute content to its original resource, including both the original domain and associated favico...

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Robustifying Links To Combat Reference Rot

Robustifying Links To Combat Reference Rot

by Shawn M. Jones, Martin Klein, and Herbert Van de Sompel

Links to web resources frequently break, and linked content can change at unpredictable rates. These dynamics of the Web are detrimental when references to web resources provide evidence or supporting information. In this paper, we highlight the significance of reference rot, ...

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The Dark and Stormy Archives Project: Summarizing Web Archives Through Social Media Storytelling

The Dark and Stormy Archives Project: Summarizing Web Archives Through Social Media Storytelling

Individual web archive collections can contain thousands of documents. If a researcher wants to use one of these collections, which one best meets their information need? How does the researcher differentiate them? deally, a user would be able to glance at a visualization and ...

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Embedded Tweets From @realDonaldTrump: They Won’t Break, But They Can Be Faked

Embedded Tweets From @realDonaldTrump: They Won’t Break, But They Can Be Faked

On Friday, Twitter suspended Donald Trump’s account due to concerns that his current and future tweets might continue to foment violence in the United States. Hayes Brown from MSNBC and Marshall Cohen from CNN echoed a concern I had when developing MementoEmbed: what happens t...

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Summarizing Web Archives through Storytelling with the Dark and Stormy Archives Project

Summarizing Web Archives through Storytelling with the Dark and Stormy Archives Project

Tools like Archive-It and Webrecorder exist that allow users to create web archive collections easily. These collections contain thousands of seeds, and every capture of a seed results in a new memento. If a potential user wants to review a collection to understand it, they ma...

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MementoEmbed and Raintale for Web Archive Storytelling

MementoEmbed and Raintale for Web Archive Storytelling

For traditional library collections, archivists can select a representative sample from a collection and display it in a featured physical or digital library space. Web archive collections may consist of thousands of archived pages, or mementos. How should an archivist display...

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SHARI - An Integration of Tools to Visualize the Story of the Day

SHARI - An Integration of Tools to Visualize the Story of the Day

Tools such as Google News and Flipboard exist to convey daily news, but what about the past? In this paper, we describe how to combine several existing tools with web archive holdings to perform news analysis and visualization of the “biggest story” for a given date. StoryGrap...

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SHARI -- An Integration of Tools to Visualize the Story of the Day

SHARI -- An Integration of Tools to Visualize the Story of the Day

by Shawn M. Jones, Alexander C. Nwala, Martin Klein, Michele C. Weigle, Michael L. Nelson

Tools such as Google News and Flipboard exist to convey daily news, but what about the past? In this paper, we describe how to combine several existing tools with web archive holdings to perform news analysis and visualization of the “biggest story” for a given date. StoryGrap...

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MementoEmbed and Raintale for Web Archive Storytelling

MementoEmbed and Raintale for Web Archive Storytelling

by Shawn M. Jones, Martin Klein, Michele C. Weigle, Michael L. Nelson

For traditional library collections, archivists can select a representative sample from a collection and display it in a featured physical or digital library space. Web archive collections may consist of thousands of archived pages, or mementos. How should an archivist display...

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ACM SIGIR 2020 Non-Trip Report

ACM SIGIR 2020 Non-Trip Report

On July 25, more than 1,300 registrants around the world opened their laptops and started attending SIGIR 2020. Via Zoom and the streaming capabilities of the conference web portal, we were able to watch speakers, raise hands, ask questions, and chat with attendees. SIGIR 202...

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