Call: Applications for IT developer support within web archive studies

Posted by: DIGHUMLAB , September 27, 2018

NetLab advertises a number of full time IT developer support weeks to Danish researchers studying phenomena on the web — both the live web that you want to archive, and the web that is already in an existing web archive.

NetLab is part of the national Danish research infrastructure DIGHUMLAB, and it supports researchers who want to study the archived web, either as something to be archived by the researcher or as it is found in an existing web archive such as the national Danish web archive Netarkivet or the US based Internet Archive.

This call opens up for applying for two types of IT developer support: 

  • Project support, that is support with either an ongoing research project or a new project; project support is between 4 and 8 weeks full time support
  • Feasibility support, that is help to clarify the feasibility of a web archive research project in the making; feasibility support is 5 or 10 days

Applications may focus either on the web to be archived by the researcher or as it is found in an existing web archive.

Successful applicants will plan the detailed allocation of the weeks of support in collaboration with NetLab. The allocated support time is calculated as full weeks.

It is mandatory that after the project period all successful projects report the project in an oral presentation at NetLab’s open forum NetLab Forum and draft a brief report.

Applications are accepted from all researchers and research teams within the Humanities, no matter the discipline and the methodological approach. Researchers must be from one of the partners in the DIGHUMLAB consortium; that is Aalborg University, Aarhus University, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Southern Denmark, and The Royal Library.

Deadline for applications and project start

Applications are due no later than 1 November 2018, 12:00.

Successful applicants will be informed of their award by 30 November 2018.

Successful research projects can be allocated IT support within the time period January-June 2019.

Read the full call here

Find inspiration from previous projects supported in 2018 here