RESAW – A Transnational Research Infrastructure for the Study of Web Materials

RESAW

Purpose: RESAW, a Research Infrastructure for the Study of the Archived Web, is a network established in 2012, aiming at promoting a collaborative European research infrastructure for the study of archived web materials.

Expected outcomes: If succesful the RESAW consortium will establish a transnational research infrastructure to support studies of web archives across borders, including analytical tools, training, workshops, legal assistance, etc.

RESAW is a network established in 2012 initiated by NetLab. With a view to promoting the establishing of a collaborative European research infrastructure for the study of archived web materials the RESAW networkwas established in late 2012. The RESAW network serves as the basis for the preparation of an application submitted to EU’s Horizon 2020 within the topic ’Integrating and opening existing national and regional research infrastructures of European interest’. RESAW is a coordinated, self-organising, and self-financing network. The network is open for institutions, organisations, and individual scholars who are involved in web archiving or in the study of archived web materials.

The network activities are coordinated by Niels Brügger (Aarhus University, NetLab & the Centre for Internet Studies), but they rely on a high degree of self-organising and self-financing; in the main activities are based on the initiative of the participants, but some general activities (website, Newsletter, etc.) are be taken care of by the coordinator.

Project website: resaw.eu.

Project participants:  The RESAW network includes a number of leading web archives and scholarly communities studying the archived web. A comprehensive overview can be found here.