Web traffic analytics as a historical source


Wayback Machine, Internet Archive, https://web.archive.org/web/19980208082551/http://free.polbox.pl/raport7.html

Wayback Machine, Internet Archive, https://web.archive.org/web/19980208082551/http://free.polbox.pl/raport7.html

This is a guest post from Marcin Wilkowski, first published at wilkowski.org. Marcin Wilkowski is a member of the Digital Humanities Laboratory at the University of Warsaw.

Lire ce billet sur le blog Web Archives for Historians de Ian Milligan et Peter Webster.

Looking for GIF?

Internet Archive propose un nouveau service qui réjouira les amateurs de tigres bondissants et de dancing babies, et tous ceux pour qui le Web du passé ne se conçoit pas sans une étude de la culture visuelle qui l’accompagnait. Par une recherche par mots-clé s’ouvre la possibilité de retrouver des gifs, et de les recontextualiser en consultant l’archive qui les contenait.


Internet Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20091022195036/http://geocities.com/rod46241/newsflash.html

Internet Archive



Call for papers on Digital Preservation for Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues

Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues invites submissions for a themed issue on Digital Preservation.

The scale and diversity of digital collections in national memory institutions has grown immensely over the past decades. The challenges of maintaining and preserving these collections for future generations have been recognized and addressed in various forms, and solution maturity at an international level is diverse. To reflect this diversity and share experiences across the international stage, Alexandria is seeking articles on practical implementation models for digital preservation, staffing and embedding digital preservation expertise, holistic and sustainable solutions, and the implications of local, national and collaborative strategies.

A process of double peer review will be applied. Abstracts are due Tuesday 1 November 2016 and the full manuscript for selected articles will be due Friday 31 March 2017. The themed issue will be published in Summer 2017.

  • Abstracts should be no more than 1000 words.
  • Full articles should be between 4000 and 7500 words long.
  • Short communications should be no more than 3000 words long.

Author guidelines are available at https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/alexandria/journal202510#submission-guidelines

Suggested topics : see here

This themed issue will be edited by Maureen Pennock (Head of Digital Preservation at the British Library) and Libor Coufal (Assistant Director, Digital Preservation at the National Library of Australia). Queries about the suitability of a topic should be addressed in the first instance to the Journal Editor, Monica Blake ( info@blakeinformation.com), or Assistant Editor, Lyn Robinson ( L.Robinson@city.ac.uk).

Curation and research use of the past Web (Lisbonne, 29-30 mars 2017)

Web archiving efforts have now been underway for over twenty years, generating an expanding core of data crucial for present and future explorations of human political, cultural, economic and social activity since the mid 1990s. Practices around both the creation and use of web archives are rapidly evolving. What technical, ethical, and institutional approaches are necessary to advance use of web archives for scholarship and other use cases? How are researchers using the archived web right now, and in which new directions is that research heading? What innovations, collaborations, and adaptations are necessary to sustain the efficacy of web archiving?

The 2017 Web Archiving Conference (WAC), held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), aims to bring together practitioners, librarians, archivists, historians, humanists, computer scientists, and other parties interested in expanding and harnessing the potential of preserved web heritage.

We welcome proposals on a broad range of topics, including from the following examples:


  • Research using web archives
  • Tools and approaches
  • Initiatives, platforms, and collaborations
  • User-driven curation
  • Ethical and compliant research use
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration


  • Harvesting, preservation, and/or access
  • Collection development
  • Legal and ethical concerns
  • Programmatic organization and management
  • New/updated tools for any part of the lifecycle
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Current and future landscape

 Proposals may be submitted for any of the following formats:

  • Individual presentation for a 30-minute session (i.e., 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for questions);
  • Moderated discussion or multi-presentation panel for a 60-minute session;
  • Moderated discussion or multi-presentation panel for a 90-minute session; or
  • Poster with accompanying lightning talk.

 Time will additionally be reserved in the schedule for the proposal of lightning talks much closer to the event to allow for more timely sharing of recent updates.

Please submit your proposals using this formFor questions, please e-mail wac17@iipc.simplelists.com.

The deadline for submissions is 20 October 2016. All submissions will be reviewed by the WAC17 Programme Committee and submitters will be notified by 1 December 2016.
For more information and updates, see:


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