Digital Archiving Resources

When the Present Web is Later the Past: Web Historiography, Digital History, and Internet Studies

Title

When the Present Web is Later the Past: Web Historiography, Digital History, and Internet Studies

Subject

Web Archiving

Description

This article argues for focus on preservation of the World Wide Web for future use by digital humanists and historians. It discusses the methods used to create web archives, as well as the limitations and problematic results of these methods. Its focus is not on providing preservation solutions, but on discussing the importance of web archiving and its methodological issues to incentivize improvement within the field.

Creator

Brügger, Niels

Publisher

Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Center for Historical Social Research

Date

2012

Contributor

Wolf, Casey

Type

Journal Article

Bibliographic Citation

Brügger, Niels. “When the Present Web Is Later the Past: Web Historiography, Digital History, and Internet Studies.” Historical Social Research 37, no. 4 (2012): 102–17. Accessed April 22, 2016. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41756477.

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Collection

Citation

Brügger, Niels, “When the Present Web is Later the Past: Web Historiography, Digital History, and Internet Studies,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 24, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/360.