Call For Participation

The Web Archive Globalization workshop will focus on all aspects of Web archiving. In our future, understanding the past will require archives of the Web as it existed at arbitrary points in time. Historical analysis of science, politics, love, language, and all other everyday phenomena will rely on those archives.

We will hear about, and discuss what participants are doing today to prepare for this future. What are the tools available and in the making? How interoperable are our efforts? What are legal aspects of the archiving effort? Are we hampered by institutional, financial, or cultural impediments? These, and your suggestions will be the raw material for our discussion.

While program details will depend on interests of participants, we are planning a series of short presentations by key institutions that are investing effort in Web archiving today. The afternoon will afford time for discussion.

We plan to limit attendance to about 30 participants. We ask for a one page position 'paper' that describes your interest in Web archiving. The purpose of this writing is for us to understand where you are coming from, your focus, and what you might bring to the discussion.

WAG 2011 will be held in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) in Ottawa, Canada on June 16-17, 2011 (Thursday afternoon and Friday morning).



Presentations will be made by:

A few slots are still available for this workshop. Contact Andreas Paepcke ( for more information.