ArchiveWeb: Collaboratively Extending and Exploring Web Archive Collections

  • Zeon Trevor FernandoEmail author
  • Ivana Marenzi
  • Wolfgang Nejdl
  • Rishita Kalyani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9819)


Curated web archive collections contain focused digital contents which are collected by archiving organizations to provide a representative sample covering specific topics and events to preserve them for future exploration and analysis. In this paper, we discuss how to best support collaborative construction and exploration of these collections through the ArchiveWeb system. ArchiveWeb has been developed using an iterative evaluation-driven design-based research approach, with considerable user feedback at all stages. This paper describes the functionalities of our current prototype for searching, constructing, exploring and discussing web archive collections, as well as feedback on this prototype from seven archiving organizations, and our plans for improving the next release of the system.


Working with web archives Collaborative search and exploration 



We thank Jefferson Bailey from the Internet Archive who provided us with the contacts to his colleagues at university libraries and archiving institutions. We are also grateful to all experts, who participated with enthusiasm in our evaluation, providing valuable feedback and useful suggestions to improve the system. This work was partially funded by the European commission in the context of the ALEXANDRIA project (ERC advanced grant no 339233).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeon Trevor Fernando
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ivana Marenzi
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Nejdl
    • 1
  • Rishita Kalyani
    • 1
  1. 1.L3S Research CenterHannoverGermany

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