What: The project aims to highlight the value of web archives as a source for arts and humanities researchers, and to transform the way in which those researchers interact with the data. One part of the project has been a partnership between a group of arts and humanities researchers and the British Library web archiving team, developing a new user interface for a 60TB web archive for the UK, 1996-2013.
When: The project runs for 15 months, from January 2014 to March 2015.
Who: Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities is a collaboration between the British Library, the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, the Oxford Internet Institute and Aarhus University. It is one of 21 big data projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of its Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities theme. I am the point of contact between the British Library technical team and the group of researchers.
What: Tracking the networks of British evangelical ministers, 1945-80. The project aims to build a iterative crowd-sourced database of ministers in their congregations, training and other associations.
When: The project started work in 2013, and the pilot data development phase is due to end early in 2015.
Who: I direct the project, but rely on the unfunded assistance of many both within and outside the academy, all of whom have a concern for recent evangelical history.
What: A network aiming at promoting a collaborative European research infrastructure for the study of archived web materials.
When: Established in 2012, ReSAW aims to be the foundation of a permanent infrastructure for the collaboration between researchers and web archives in Europe.
Who: Co-ordinated by Dr Niels Brügger, head of NetLab & the Centre for Internet Studies, Aarhus University. I am a participating member of the network.
What: Crowd-sourcing a bibliography of research and writing by historians who use or think about the making or use of web archives.
When: The project began in March 2014, and is open-ended.
Who: I am co-founder and leader of the project with Ian Milligan of the University of Waterloo (Ontario).
In 2011 I was principal investigator of the JISC-funded SAS Open Journals project, which built a new overlay OA journal interface for SAS-Space. See the project blog.
I was until August 2012 project manager of the JISC-funded Analytical Access to the Domain Dark Archive project, an IHR/British Library collaboration bringing together developers and potential users to help develop a user interface to access a comprehensive archive of the .uk web domain, 1996-2010.