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Description - The Archived Web: Doing History in the Digital Age by Niels Brugger

An original methodological framework for approaching the archived web, both as a source and as an object of study in its own right.

As life continues to move online, the web becomes increasingly important as a source for understanding the past. But historians have yet to formulate a methodology for approaching the archived web as a source of study. How should the history of the present be written? In this book, Niels Brugger offers an original methodological framework for approaching the web of the past, both as a source and as an object of study in its own right.

While many studies of the web focus solely on its use and users, Brugger approaches the archived web as a semiotic, textual system in order to offer the first book-length treatment of its scholarly use. While the various forms of the archived web can challenge researchers' interactions with it, they also present a range of possibilities for interpretation. The Archived Web identifies characteristics of the online web that are significant now for scholars, investigates how the online web became the archived web, and explores how the particular digitality of the archived web can affect a historian's research process. Brugger offers suggestions for how to translate traditional historiographic methods for the study of the archived web, focusing on provenance, creating an overview of the archived material, evaluating versions, and citing the material. TheArchived Web lays the foundations for doing web history in the digital age, offering important and timely guidance for today's media scholars and tomorrow's historians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262039024
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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