Day Thomson, Digital
for Research Collections
What happens to information on the web when webpages are updated or
taken offline? This session presents the overarching concepts of web archives -
what they are and why they matter. It looks at approaches and tools used to
collect and preserve web content (such as websites and social media) and how
archived web content can be accessed and used in research. In addition to this
overview, the session will provide a short demonstration of an easy and free to
use web archiving tool. It will also describe a handful of useful tools for
analysing archived web content for different types of research approaches. From
capture to access, this session introduces web archives and points to resources
for learning more and getting started on capturing and using them.
Presentation slides available for download in Attachments tab
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