As the demand for comprehensive web archiving grows, so do exciting opportunities for current graduate students to dive deeper into the web archiving and web science fields.
In support of these emmergent industries, one of the champions for increased collaboration and technology sharing, the Web Archive Cooperative (WAC), is hosting a free summer workshop at Standford University in Palo Alto, CA: ‘Exploring the WAC: Challenges in Providing Access to the World’s Web Archives‘. The workshop dates are June 29 – July 1, 2012, and more information may be found by selecting the link above.
The workshop organizers are:
Some of the topics addressed during the workshop include:
- Preservation of web archives
- Deep Web archiving
- Data mining techniques
- Analysis of social networks
- Legal and social issues related to web archiving and web science
Attendees are to be compensated for their travel (in the contingious U.S.) and two nights of accomodations. Overseas registrants will need to pay for their travel, but are encouraged to apply.