Grant news: Multidisciplinary project will help historians unlock billions of archived web pages

Some exciting news! Nick Ruest, Jimmy Lin, and myself will be leading a three-year project into web archiving analysis and community building. From the story:

The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past.

The grant, valued at $610,625, supports Archives Unleashed, a project that will develop web archive search and data analysis tools to enable scholars and librarians to access, share, and investigate recent history since the early days of the World Wide Web. It is additionally supported by generous in-kind and financial contributions from Start Smart Labs, Compute Canada, York University Libraries and the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts.   

You can read more at the full story here.

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