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Friday, December 11, 2015

Two New Major Collaborative Grants to Enhance our Understanding of Web Archives

How will historians study the 1990s or the 2000s? They'll need to use web archives: old websites, from garish GeoCities pages to academic sites to discussion boards, that form a major part of our cultural record.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

WebArchives.ca in the news!

WebArchives.ca has been in the news!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Press release: Digital archive of political parties digs deep for Election 2015

If you ever suspected Canadian politicians flip-flopped on a specific issue, or wondered where they stand on another, a new online tool will help you easily find out for sure.

Professor Ian Milligan at the University of Waterloo is charting the content of millions of archived political web pages spanning the last decade, allowing the public to compare what Canadian political leaders and pundits said in the past compared to now.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Soft Launch of Shine Portal

Graph showing relative frequency of 'depression' and 'recession' between 2005 and 2015

The Web Archives for Historical Research Group is pleased to announce a very soft launch of our interactive portal to work with the Canadian Political Parties and Political Interest Groups collection. It is liable to go down at any time. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Launching our Warcbase Wiki

Do you have a collection of web archives that you're not sure what to do with? We've been collaborating with Jimmy Lin, who's joining the University of Waterloo soon, on the warcbase platform

Visit our project wiki if you want to know more. Currently, we have workflows for:

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