Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant. This week, along with our collaborator Dr. Liza Potts from Michigan State, we were awarded a 3-year Digital Humanities Implementation Grant. We are excited to be one of the seven projects selected this year.
Our project goals are two-fold:
- to enable users to generate files suitable for use by large-scale archives (i.e., WARC files) with tools as simple as the "bookmarking" or "save page as" approaches that they already know
- to enable users to access the archived resources in their browser through one of the available add-ons or through a local version of the Wayback Machine (wayback).
- WARCreate - A browser extension (for both Google Chrome and Firefox) that can create an archive of a single webpage in the standard WARC format and save it to local disk. It can allow a user to archive pages behind authentication or that have been modified after user interaction.
- WAIL (Web Archiving Integration Layer) - A stand-alone application that provides one-click installation and GUI-based configuration of both Heritrix and wayback on the user’s personal computer.
- Mink - A browser extension (for both Google Chrome and Firefox) that provides access to archived versions of live webpages. This is an additional Memento client that can be configured to access locally stored WARC files created by WARCreate.
We are looking forward to working with our project partners and advisory board members: Kristine Hanna (Archive-It), Lily Pregill (NY Art Resources Consortium), Dr. Louisa Wood Ruby (Frick Art Reference Library), Dr. Steven Schneider (SUNY Institute of Technology), and Dr. Avi Santo (ODU).
A previous post described the work we did for the start-up grant:
We've also posted previously about some of the tools (WARCreate and WAIL) that we've developed as part of this project:
See also "ODU gets largest of 11 humanities grants in Virginia" from The Virginian-Pilot.
Links to the tools (work still in progress, we welcome feedback)