I’ve just wrapped up hosting the 2nd Archives Unleashed conference at the Library of Congress. This is the second event I’ve held, working with Jimmy Lin and Ian Milligan at University of Waterloo, with support from the National Science Foundation and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council.
Details on the event can be found here. We were able to bring 50 junior faculty and graduate students together for the 3-day datathon. Students were provided with training and tutorials, and then were given 2 days to work in interdisciplinary teams to build new research projects.
In addition to the datathon, the event was followed by a 1-day public symposium on “Saving the Web.” The symposium featured a keynote by Vint Cerf, and focused on the need for wide-scale policy regarding digital content preservation.