Building the Better Crowdsourced Study - Literature on Mechanical Turk

Building the Better Crowdsourced Study - Literature on Mechanical Turk

One of the most challenging problems to solve while conducting user studies is recruiting participants. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MT) solves this problem by providing a marketplace where participants can earn money by completing studies for researchers. This blog post summariz...

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Improving Understanding of Web Archive Collections Through Storytelling - PhD Candidacy Exam

Improving Understanding of Web Archive Collections Through Storytelling - PhD Candidacy Exam

With web archives, journalists find evidence and information to back up their stories, historians store information for later users, and social scientists can study the actions of humans during specific time periods. These different groups gain value not only from creating their ...

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Raintale -- A Storytelling Tool For Web Archives

Raintale -- A Storytelling Tool For Web Archives

Raintale is the latest entry in the Dark and Stormy Archives project. Our goal is to provide research studies and tools for combining web archives and social media storytelling. Raintale provides the storytelling capability. It has been designed to visualize a small number of ...

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Wikis Are Archives: Integrating Memento and Mediawiki

Wikis Are Archives: Integrating Memento and Mediawiki

Since 2013, I have been a principal contributor to the Memento MediaWiki Extension. We recently released version 2.2.0 to support MediaWiki versions of 1.31.1 and greater. During the extension’s development, I have detailed some of its concepts on this blog, I have presented i...

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In The Battle of the Surrogates: Social Cards Probably Win

In The Battle of the Surrogates: Social Cards Probably Win

On Tuesday, we released our latest pre-print "Social Cards Probably Provide Better Understanding of Web Archive Collections". My work builds on AlNoamany’s work of using social media storytelling to provide a visualization that summarizes web archive collections. In previous b...

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Google+ Is Being Shuttered, Have We Preserved Enough of It?

Google+ Is Being Shuttered, Have We Preserved Enough of It?

Google+ will be shut down on April 2, 2019. In this blog post I cover how much of Google+ is archived and how to archive its pages.

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The Off-Topic Memento Toolkit

The Off-Topic Memento Toolkit

by Shawn M. Jones, Michelle C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson

Web archive collections are created with a particular purpose in mind. A curator selects seeds, or original resources, which are then captured by an archiving system and stored as archived web pages, or mementos. The systems that build web archive collections are often configu...

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The Many Shapes of Archive-It

The Many Shapes of Archive-It

by Shawn M. Jones, Alexander Nwala, Michelle C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson

Web archives, a key area of digital preservation, meet the needs of journalists, social scientists, historians, and government orga- nizations. The use cases for these groups often require that they guide the archiving process themselves, selecting their own original resources...

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The Off-Topic Memento Toolkit

The Off-Topic Memento Toolkit

I presented my conference paper The Off-Topic Memento Toolkit where I talk about a software package that can detect off-topic mementos in a web archive collection.

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The Many Shapes of Archive-It

The Many Shapes of Archive-It

I presented my conference paper The Many Shapes of Archive-It where I talk about the structural features that can be used to understand web archive collections.

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