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Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2016 for more information.
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Tuesday, December 13 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Documenting the Now: Supporting Scholarly Use and Preservation of Social Media Content

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The dramatic rise in the public's use of social media to document events of historical significance presents archivists and others who build primary source research collections with a unique opportunity to transform appraisal, collecting, preservation and discovery of this new type of research data. The Documenting the Now project aims to address these opportunities by creating a cloud-ready, open-source application, called DocNow, for collecting tweets and their associated web content and metadata, with mechanisms for export and visualization to facilitate use of a large social media data set and the incorporation of these data into local digital preservation systems. This project briefing will cover aspects of technical development as well as ethical, copyright, and access issues surrounding the collection, preservation and dissemination of Twitter data. Documenting the Now is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as a collaborative grant to Washington University in St. Louis, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of California, Riverside.


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Ed Summers

Technical Lead, Documenting the Now, University of Maryland
I'm interested in the use of the Web as a tool for digital preservation. Come talk to me about web archiving, Wikipedia, Linked Data, and whatever else you are interested in!

Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Presidential Ballroom Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC

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