Registration open for Web Archiving and Preservation Working Group meeting

This special instalment of the WAPWG will provide an opportunity for delegates to hear from experts on the capture and preservation of social media and complex web content.

Guest speakers will address overarching trends in archiving this content, such as approaches and tools. Other guest speakers will present case studies that demonstrate the value of this content and how it can be captured and preserved in a way that is meaningful and usable. In the afternoon, there will be an activity aimed at elucidating and deliberating the ethical issues of archiving Twitter content. The day is aimed at generating discussion among delegates about how these issues are important to their institutions, their collections, and their users.

This meeting is free and open to all regardless of previous participation. Spaces are limited so it is requested that each institution send one delegate in the first instance. Registration for additional delegates per institution will open Monday 6 January if it does not become fully booked before then.

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General meetings of the WAPWG are open only to DPC Members, this meeting of the WAPWG is open to the wider community. General registration has followed a period of priority registration for DPC Members and Supporters. If you are not a member of the DPC but have an interest in the capture and preservation of web content, you may be interested in joining the Coalition. For more information about membership and how to apply, please visit the DPC Join Us page.