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Leestip: 'Capturing the Conversation: New report highlights the need to Preserve Social Media

17 februari 2016




Onlangs is het rapport 'Preserving Social Media' verschenen, over de archivering van sociale media. Het Engelstalige rapport beschrijft het archiveren van social media en de uitdagingen die daarbij komen kijken. Daarnaast worden een aantal strategiën gesuggereerd die ingezet kunnen worden voor het duurzaam bewaren van dergelijke volumineuze content.

Uit het persbericht:

"The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and Charles Beagrie Ltd, with the UK Data Service, release the latest in their series of Technology Watch Reports today. ‘Preserving Social Media’ by Sara Day Thomson of the DPC, provides guidance for researchers wanting to access social media for research purposes, the institutions who support them, and all organisations with a need to preserve social media data.
 
The report describes the landscape of archiving social media, identifying the challenges associated with this task, and just some of the strategies which might be adopted in attempting to provide long-term access to such voluminous and unwieldy content.
 
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‘The current ownership framework around social media data is very restrictive—mostly because of platform terms of service and developer agreements as well as the exclusive access of commercial data resellers,’ explains author Sara Day Thomson. ‘However, a number of strategies and case studies provide useful and legal avenues for ensuring long-term access to this valuable content.’
 
The report lays out a number of approaches to the preservation of social media data—a valuable resource currently at relatively high risk of disappearance if not actively addressed. For both small and large scale needs, this report applies methods to curate and archive user-generated content captured through platforms APIs. Many of these methods derive from the work of a handful of organisations at the forefront of this new field. Though the report addresses a number of significant challenges, it focuses on new developments and growing motivation across disciples to ensure that future generations have access to social media created today."

Meer informatie
Downolad Capturing the conversation (pdf) of lees het volledige persbericht op de website van de Digital Preservation Coalition.
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