Nick Ruest

Recent Publications

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Building Community and Tools for Analyzing Web Archives through Datathons

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The Cost of a WARC: Analyzing Web Archives in the Cloud

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Recent & Upcoming Talks

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Lowering the Barrier to Access: The Archives Unleashed Cloud Project
Jun 19, 2019
Project Sustainability and Research Platforms: The Archives Unleashed Cloud Project
Jun 7, 2019
See a little Warclight: building an open-source web archive portal with project blacklight
Jun 6, 2019
Oh, I Get by with a little help from my friends: Interdisciplinary Web Archive Collaboration.
Feb 27, 2019
Make it WALK!
May 10, 2018
Hot Tips To Boost Your Interdisciplinary Web Archive Collaboration!
Apr 17, 2018
The World is a Beautiful and Terrible Place
Mar 22, 2018
Boosting Your Interdisciplinary Web Archive Collaboration
Feb 16, 2018
Twitter and Web Archive Analysis at Scale
Feb 14, 2018

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Originally posted here. Over the last month, we have put out several Toolkit releases. The primary focus of the releases has been …

Originally posted here. Web archives are hard to use, and while the past activities of Archives Unleashed has helped to lower these …

Originally posted here. Introduction A few of the Archives Unleashed team members have a pretty in-depth background of working with …

Introduction A few years ago Library Archives Canada, Ian Milligan and I collected tweets from the 42nd Canadian Federal Election. Ian …

Originally posted here. Trevor Owens and Grace Thomas recently had their article, “The invention and …


Archives Unleashed Project

Archives Unleashed aims to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past. Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we will be developing 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.

Web Archives for Historical Research

Our research focuses on both web histories - writing about the recent past as reflected in web archives - as well as methodological approaches to understanding these repositories.

Islandora CLAW

Islandora CLAW is the next generation of Islandora.

Fedora Repository

Fedora is the flexible, modular, open source repository platform with native linked data support.