[Air-L] Call for Papers: 2015 International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly
ntay at stanford.edu
Mon Nov 3 16:53:03 PST 2014
The International Internet Preservation Consortium is seeking proposals
for presentations and workshops at the next conference and general
assembly to be held at Stanford University in California, USA on the 27
and 28 April 2015. The theme is "Innovation, connection and co-operation
in web data"; see more below.
The presentations should be aimed at 20 mins. for single papers and up
to 60 mins. for panel sessions of up to 3 speakers. Workshops or
training for specific web archiving tools, concepts, or issues can be up
to half a day in length.
Abstracts should include the name of the speaker, a title, conference
sub-theme (see below) and be no more than 300 words. Proposals should be
emailed tojason.webber at bl.uk <mailto:jason.webber at bl.uk>by*Friday 28
November 2014*. All abstracts should be in English.
All submissions will be reviewed by the Conference Committee and those
which are accepted will be notified by Friday 19 December 2014.
Innovation, connection and co-operation in web data
The history of web archiving has been one of the interaction between
fast-evolving web technologies and the processes and technologies used
to archive the web: a perpetual arms race between developers of the live
web, and the archivists charged to preserve the record. This interplay
is the theme for this year's GA at Stanford, in the heart of Silicon
Valley. It has four sub-themes:
How can the providers of archives harness the power of new technologies
to improve the experience of users, and to enable them to do more with
the content that archives provide? Which are the innovative projects
that show the way, and which are the emerging technologies that will be
next? Can web archiving developers co-operate more and better with
others in the field, to mutual benefit? There are common technical
issues at play, such as the scalability of technologies such as Apache
Solr for big data: how might expertise best be shared?
What does truly innovative research look like? How are researchers, both
inside and outside the academic sector, using the archived web now, and
what are the questions they would like to ask of the archive, but cannot
(yet)? Is there yet innovation in the *methods* that researchers are
using; or is the use of web archives still analogous to older paradigms
of the use of printed objects?
How can archivists and indeed all those who rely on crawler technologies
keep pace with the ever-changing technologies by which content is
delivered? How might developers and archivists work better together so
that questions of "archivability" become part of the design process?
As the web evolves, so do the formats in which it is delivered, and
formats that were once innovative soon become obsolescent. How might
developers and archivists work together to ensure that data can be
preserved, and effective global standards adopted?
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