How Web Archives and Tweets are Reshaping Today's Historical Record

Dr. Ian Milligan, Professor of Digital and Canadian History from the University of Waterloo

Big Data is reshaping the records that everyday people generate, reshaping the nature of historical research and expanding society's collective memory.  With expanding tools and resources, this new documentary era requires an in-depth conversation about the ethical implications, technical requirements, gathering mechanisms, and access provisions related to these emerging methodologies.  Useful historical information is being preserved at mind-boggling and expanding rates.  This talk explores the current state of web archiving, highlighting several projects led by the University of Waterloo-based Web Archives for Historical Research Group, as well as future directions.

Date: March 11, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
Location: Neatby-Timlin Theatre (Arts 241)

Free admission, everyone is welcome!