CWAC Webinar: Everything You Wanted to Know about Archives Unleashed but Were Afraid to Ask

Date: January 26th, 2021
Time: 10 am PST / 1 pm EST
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As part of its ongoing Web Archives Webinar Series, the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC) invites you to join us for a webinar with Ian Milligan and Samantha Fritz from the Archives Unleashed Project, based out of the University of Waterloo.

Archives Unleashed is a global exemplar of how to engage scholars with web archives for historical research. In addition to the many tools already developed by the Project, including the Archives Unleashed Toolkit, Cloud, and Notebooks, they have recently announced the next major phase of the project to scale up in partnership with Archive-It “for better collection and analysis of digital history.”

In this session, Samatha and Ian will provide an overview of the project and the many tools that have been developed to help researchers explore web archives computationally. They will also talk about where the project is going in partnership with Archive-It, and how the web archiving community in Canada can be a part of these exciting developments.

About Archives Unleashed
The Archives Unleashed project aims to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we develop web archive search and data analysis tools to enable scholars, librarians and archivists to access, share, and investigate recent history since the early days of the World Wide Web. Please visit to engage with the community and explore the project and tools further!

About the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition
Under the auspices of the CARL Digital Preservation Working Group and the Advancing Research Committee, the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC) is an inclusive community of practice within Canadian libraries, archives, and other memory institutions engaged or otherwise interested in web archiving. This community explores gaps and opportunities that can be addressed by nationally coordinated strategies, actions, and services, including collaborative collection development, training, infrastructure development, and support for practitioners.