Robustify your links! A working solution to create persistently robust links

Robustify your links! A working solution to create persistently robust links

Links on the web break all the time. We frequently experience the infamous “404 – Page not found” message, also known as “a broken link” or “link rot.” Sometimes we follow a link and discover that the linked page has significantly changed and its content no longer represents w...

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Hypercane Part 3: Building Your Own Algorithms

Hypercane Part 3: Building Your Own Algorithms

In Part 1, we introduced Hypercane, a tool for automatically sampling mementos from web archive collections. Web archive collections consist of thousands of documents, and humans need tools to intelligently select mementos for a given purpose. Hypercane’s goal is to supply us ...

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Hypercane Part 2: Synthesizing Output For Other Tools

Hypercane Part 2: Synthesizing Output For Other Tools

In Part 1 of this series of blog posts, I introduced Hypercane, a tool for automatically sampling mementos from web archive collections. If a human wishes to create a sample of documents from a web archive collection, they are confronted with thousands of documents from which ...

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Hypercane Part 1: Intelligent Sampling of Web Archive Collections

Hypercane Part 1: Intelligent Sampling of Web Archive Collections

Yasmin AlNoamany experimented with summarizing a web collection by choosing a small number of exemplars and then visualizing them with social media storytelling. This is in contrast to approaches that try to account for all members of the collection. When I took over the Dark ...

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SHARI: StoryGraph Hypercane ArchiveNow Raintale Integration -- Combining WS-DL Tools For Current Events Storytelling

SHARI: StoryGraph Hypercane ArchiveNow Raintale Integration -- Combining WS-DL Tools For Current Events Storytelling

My research focuses on summarizing existing web archive collections through social media storytelling. For this effort, we developed Raintale to tell the stories produced by a selection of mementos. Collections exist at various web archives, like Archive-It and the UK Web Arch...

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The 28th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)

The 28th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)

Students, professors, industry experts, and others came to Beijing to attend the 28th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). This was the first time CIKM had accepted a long paper from the Old Dominion University Web Science and Digital Li...

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Social Cards Probably Provide For Better Understanding Of Web Archive Collections

Social Cards Probably Provide For Better Understanding Of Web Archive Collections

Used by a variety of researchers, web archive collections have become invaluable sources of evidence. If a researcher is presented with a web archive collection that they did not create, how do they know what is inside so that they can use it for their own research? Search eng...

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Social Cards Probably Provide For Better Understanding Of Web Archive Collections

Social Cards Probably Provide For Better Understanding Of Web Archive Collections

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

Used by a variety of researchers, web archive collections have become invaluable sources of evidence. If a researcher is presented with a web archive collection that they did not create, how do they know what is inside so that they can use it for their own research? Search eng...

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Continuing Education to Advance Web Archiving (CEDWARC)

Continuing Education to Advance Web Archiving (CEDWARC)

On October 28, 2019, web archiving experts met with librarians and archivists at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. As part of the Continuing Education to Advance Web Archiving (CEDWARC) effort, we covered several different modules related to tools and technol...

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Storytelling With Web Archives

Storytelling With Web Archives

This CEDWARC presentation highlights AlNoamany’s Algorithm and other research done to apply social media storytelling techniques to web archives, including the MementoEmbed and Raintale projects.

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