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Chicken and Egg: Reporting from a Datathon Exploring Datasets of the COVID-19 Special Collections

A new issue of WARCnet Papers has been published on our website.

The new publication of WARCnet Papers - a series of papers related to the activities of the WARCnet network - is now public. WARCnet Papers publishes keynotes, interviews, round table discussions, presentations, extended minutes, reports, white papers, status reports, and similar.

The paper is written by Susan Aasman, Nicola Bingham, Niels Brügger, Karin de Wild, Sophie Gebeil and Valérie Schafer and is titled: Chicken and Egg: Reporting from a Datathon Exploring Datasets of the COVID-19 Special Collections. 

This WARCnet report is the first in a short series of WARCnet papers which aim to provide feedback on an internal datathon conducted by Working Group 2 of the WARCnet project. It explores the creation of transnational merged datasets and corpora, based on seed lists, derived data and metadata provided by several web archiving institutions. The report highlights our first explorations of specially curated COVID web archives, in order to prepare an in-depth exploration of the issues, challenges, limitations and opportunities afforded by these heterogeneous datasets.

The WARCnet Papers series is edited by Niels Brügger, Jane Winters, Valérie Schafer, Kees Teszelszky, Peter Webster and Michael Kurzmeier.

Click here to read the new issue.