CfP: « Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture », Issue 8.1: Archives of the Digital

Capture d’écran 2016-07-27 à 10.39.00Guest Editors: Hermann Rotermund, Wolfgang Hagen and Christian Herzog
(Leuphana University Lüneburg)

Reminder of the deadline for the submission of full papers: 31 July 2016
The issue is scheduled for publication in Spring 2017.

Digital media has initiated the transformation of archiving practices with implications for audio-visual archives, written archives and libraries. The substitution of finding aids, including paper cards, by databases is in most instances seen as beneficial and an advance.
However, the digitization of archival holdings poses a lot of questions that have not yet been thoroughly discussed. The physical nature of the sources is no longer an obstacle to their universal accessibility. Is digitization thus leading to the disappearance of the emphatic notion of the archive, because digitized materials are becoming mere elements of the constantly growing and flowing mass of data in electronic circuits? Will digital techniques replace the archive as an institution? Do we have to envision archives without records and without a documentation strategy – and documentarists as hackers who build ad hoc collections from randomly commented links?

With regard to broadcast archives, it can be observed that the form and comprehensibility of metadata, access and usage regulations have not kept pace with digitization. How can this asynchrony be dissolved? How can the means of digital technology and the Internet be used to create comprehensible and accessible metadata? How can archives be connected are there historical examples we could learn from?

Articles for this special issue, ‘Archives of the Digital’ could, for example, address ideas and visions for the reconfiguration of archives, or the epistemology of the archive (and its notions), treat exemplary case studies of (interdisciplinary) practices for the interpretation of archival content, or elaborate on the impact of digitization for scholars working in the archives/with archival holdings.

Submission guidelines

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CfP Researchers, practitioners and the archived web

A two-day conference, University of London, United Kingdom, 14–15 June 2017

The second biennial RESAW (Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials) conference.

Organised by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, the British Library, The National Archives of the UK, the Oxford Internet Institute, Aarhus University, L’Institut des sciences de la communication (CNRS, Paris-Sorbonne, UPMC), L3S Research Center – Leibniz University Hannover, the Royal Library, Denmark, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, L’Institut national de l’audiovisuel and Aix-Marseille University.

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avatars_colofon.gif(mediaclass-list-image.704eb78d2a14a751335be5c7e734f07181234abd)Digital Pompeji

A team of computer science students succeeded in accessing the digitale archives of DDS (De Digitale Stad, The Digital City) from its first years of existence 1994-1996, and getting the software operational. The results of this spectacular project will be presented in the Amsterdam Museum.

Découvrir ce projet supervisé par Gerard Alberts (UvA, NL)

En ce moment à Reykjavik …

Capture d’écran 2016-04-14 à 11.35.083 jours de conférences dédiées aux archives du Web, à la suite de l’assemblée générale de l’IIPC et déjà à mi-parcours un choix de tweets qui reflètent la diversité et la richesse des débats.





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On aime leur approche, qui restitue les archives du Web en contexte, en pensant les interfaces et environnements via l’émulation.

Leur démarche a été présentée à la conférence sur les archives du Web qui suivait l’assemblée générale de l’IIPC (découvrir leur présentation):

CfP International Journal on Digital Libraries : Special Issue on Web Archiving

Capture d’écran 2016-03-09 à 18.55.05Web archiving will soon celebrate its 20th birthday. The community as a whole has collected large amounts of web content, providing a fertile ground for researchers to explore. Both the scope and techniques of web archiving are also fast expanding. Collaborative crawling, focused crawling, proactive crawling, and going beyond crawling are only a few approaches that the community is exploring.

While growing and aggregating existing web archives, this international community is also improving archive usability, and incubating new user groups and new ideas. Thus, the community working on web archives includes social scientists, archivists, librarians, big data / information scientists, (web) technologists, and many others.

Extended deadline : April 1st.

The call for papers

iPRES 2016 | The 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation in Bern, Switzerland, October 3-6, 2016

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SLUB Dresden – Dresdner Digitalisierungszentrum
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2nd Call for Papers

*Workshop, Tutorial and Panel submissions – Deadline: April 1, 2016*

*Paper and Poster submissions – Deadline: April 15, 2016*

iPRES is the premier international conference on the preservation and long-term management of digital materials.

We invite contributions that present original work about research initiatives and innovative practices in digital preservation.

*Subjects of interest are networks of digital preservation, costs of digital preservation, politics and digital preservation, digital preservation challenges in libraries, archives, museums and beyond, persistent identifiers for digital content, copyright for digital content, web archiving and much much more.*

All submissions will be subject to a peer review. Those that are accepted for inclusion in the conference programme will be published in the iPRES 2016 proceedings.

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