UC Love Data Week: Web Archiving as Data

Feb 14, 2023
11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Put on your digital historian hat and join us for an exploration of web archiving as data! In this session we will answer questions such as: What even is web archiving? Why should I care about it? How do I access web archived stuff? What kind of analysis can I do with it? We will use as a case study UC San Diego’s guidance for COVID-19 prevention, as posted on websites, from Spring 2020 to present. We’ll demonstrate how to retrieve the history of a website, work with the HTML text data in Python and track changes regarding campus guidance on topics like masking and remote instruction.

Speakers: Tori Maches and Stephanie Labou (UC San Diego Library)

This workshop is part of UC Love Data Week, a week-long offering of workshops focusing on using data to build a better future through data management, security, sharing, and preservation.  All members of the University of California community are welcome to attend. Make sure to register with your UC campus email. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants before the workshop starts. Participants are expected to follow and uphold UC San Diego Principles of Community.