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WARCnet Papers

WARCnet Papers is a series of papers related to the activities of the WARCnet network. WARCnet Papers publishes keynotes, interviews, round table discussions, presentations, extended minutes, reports, white papers, status reports, and similar. To ensure the relevance of the publications, WARCnet Papers strives to publish with a rapid turnover. The WARCnet Papers series is edited by Niels Brügger, Jane Winters, Valérie Schafer, Kees Teszelszky, Peter Webster and Michael Kurzmeier. In cases where a WARCnet Paper has gone through a process of single blind review, this is mentioned in the individual publication. ISSN 2597-0615.


This WARCnet paper is part of a series of interviews with European web archivists who have been involved in special collections related to COVID19. The interview is made with the Dutch Web Archive (KB).

This WARCnet Paper provides an overview of the WARCnet network's organisation and of the network's different activities in 2020, including dissemination of results.

This WARCnet paper is part of a series of interviews with European web archivists who have been involved in special collections related to COVID19. The interview is made with the French National Library (BnF).


This essay examines how web archives have gained legitimacy as a method for research in academia, and focuses on core areas for future development.

This WARCnet paper is part of a series of interviews with European web archivists who have been involved in special collections related to COVID19. The interview is made with the Icelandic web archive.

This WARCnet paper is part of a series of interviews with European web archivists who have been involved in special collections related to COVID19. The interview is made with the IIPC Collaborative collection.


This WARCnet paper is part of a series of interviews with European web archivists who have been involved in special collections related to COVID19. The interview is made with the Swiss National Library.

This WARCnet paper is part of a series of interviews with European web archivists who have been involved in special collections related to COVID19. The interview is made with the UK Web Archive.

This WARCnet paper is part of a series of interviews with European web archivists who have been involved in special collections related to COVID19. The interview is made with the National Széchényi Library in Hungary.


This WARCnet paper is part of a series of interviews with European web archivists who have been involved in special collections related to COVID19. The interview is made with the national Danish web archive Netarkivet.

A round doc discussion about studying web archives to understand the history of (trans)national web domains and of transnational events on the web. 

This WARCnet paper is part of a series of interviews with European web archivists who have been involved in special collections related to COVID19. The interview is made with the BnL.


This WARCnet paper is part of a series of interviews with European web archivists who have been involved in special collections related to COVID19. The interview is made with the INA.

This paper explores how we are developing tools to lower access barriers so that a historian can use web history data without a significant investment of time.

This paper is an introduction to the research network WARCnet, with an onerview of the network, a network analysis of the relations between network participants and an outline of the planned network activities.