Archiving Community Memories
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2014) | Viewed by 45906
Interests: semantic evolution; service computing; data management in distributed systems; federated search; self-organizing systems
Given the ever increasing importance of the World Wide Web as a source of information, adequate Web archiving and preservation has become a cultural necessity in preserving knowledge. This is especially the case for non-traditional digital publications, e.g., blogs, micro-blogs, social networks. Given the deluge of digital information created and the rapidness of changes on the Web, a first necessary step is to be able to respond quickly by the timely creation of archives, with minimum overhead enabling more costly preservation actions further down the line to avoid an irreparable loss of knowledge.
In addition to the “common” challenges of digital preservation, web preservation has to deal with the sheer size and ever-increasing growth and change rate of Web data. Hence, selection of content sources becomes a crucial and challenging task for archival organizations. Instead of following a “collect-all” strategy, archival organizations are trying to build community memories that reflect the diversity of information people are interested in.
Beside the creation of Web archives, their usage in applications plays an increasingly important role. Allowing the easy access to information based on different facets and across time is just one aspect. The possibility to look into the past, to understand how things are evolving opens the space for new application scenarios and analysis approaches.
This special issue of Future Internet journal contains selected, extended papers presented at the 1st International Workshop on Archiving Community Memories (ARCOMEM 2013, http://www.arcomem.eu/ipres-2013) in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects to be held 2-6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal. However, the special issue is not limited to workshop but open to any submission related to the topic.
Dr. Thomas Risse
Dr. Wim Peters
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- Web and Social Web Harvesting
- Focused & Topical Crawling
- Deep Web Capture
- Social Web Analysis
- Information Extraction
- Video and Image Analysis
- Appraisal and selection of content
- Applications & Use Cases
- Semantic Web Technologies
- Temporal Analytics