JCDL Conference 2007

    May 21, 2007
    Advance Registration ends
    May 17, 2007
    Deadline to obtain conference rate at the Westin Bayshore
    April 9, 2007
    Revision deadline for accepted submissions
    March 24, 2007
    Doctoral Consortium abstracts due
    February 5, 2007
    Short papers, posters, workshop & demonstration proposals due
    January 29, 2007
    Full papers, panel & tutorial proposals due

Tutorial 5: Academic Research & the Internet Archive Web Archives. How to Mine Analyze Ten+ Years of Virtual Activity
Half day

Participants will learn about the San Francisco based Internet Archive. This facility has been crawling the World-Wide Web for several years, and has archived the resulting content. This content is available to interested researchers. We will explain the content scope of the Web archive, how it is collected, and the content's time frames. We will then describe research that has been performed so far, using the Archive's holdings. For example, we will describe investigations into how the historic Web reveals social, political, and economic trends and patterns, and a study of the growth and evolution of the Web over time. We will further introduce open source tools and services that are/will be available to researchers. Finally, we will explain how the Digital Library community can get involved.

Target Audience:
General audience, plus participants interested in making use of the Internet Archive's holdings.

Level of experience required:

Gordon Mohr, Internet Archive
Kris Carpenter, Internet Archive
Frank McCown, Old Dominion University