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Waterloo Stories: Preserving our Digital History

As we increasingly live online, researchers use web archives to find our histories within big data.

WARCNet Keynote: You shouldn’t need to be a web historian to use web archives

It was my honour to give the Tuesday afternoon keynote at WARCnet, a “WebARChive studies network researching web domains and …

Aggregating PDFs with a One-Line Bash Script

This year, like dozens of Canadian researchers, I’m serving on a SSHRC Insight Development Grant selection committee. While SSHRC …

A PowerPoint Party: The Economy of Adventure Bay

My family had a “PowerPoint” party for my stepdad’s birthday – each member of the family had to give a presentation …

Setting up an Online Course in LEARN: One Historian to Another

This is going to be an ever-evolving document, just to provide some tips and tricks to others working with LEARN at Waterloo to crash …

No-Knead and Sourdough: Baking in the Age of COVID-19

Meandering bread post ahead! Stay tuned for more web archiving content soon.. When I’ve been on parental leave (twice), …

New Paper: We Could, but Should We? Ethical Considerations for Providing Access to GeoCities and Other Historical Digital Collections

Jimmy Lin, Douglas W. Oard, Nick Ruest, Katie Shilton, and myself recently published a new paper: “We Could, but Should We? …

Emergency Remote Teaching: A Post Secondary Reality Check

Cross-posted from ActiveHistory.ca They fell like dominoes throughout the week as the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic became …

Review of the SAGE Handbook of Web History in Choice Reviews

A nice review in Choice Reviews by Charles Tappert at Pace University. To sum, The SAGE Handbook of Web History (co-edited by Niels …