Friday, January 29, 2016

Stacie Williams on DocNow project advisory board

Stacie Williams
Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab Manager Stacie Williams serves on the advisory board of the “Documenting the Now: Supporting Scholarly Use and Preservation of Social Media Content.” The project is a joint effort of the University of California at Riverside, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Maryland. Stacie joins other archivists and scholars in developing and guiding project policy.

The project recently received a two-year, $517,000 grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to preserve and provide scholarly access to historically significant events documented on social media through DocNow, an application still under development. DocNow will be a cloud-ready, open source to collect Tweets, metadata and other related Web content.

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