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NetLab

Research infrastructure for the study of internet materials

Are you a media scholar, a historian, a social scientist, or any other kind of scholar from the humanities or the social sciences who want to study the internet? Then DIGHUMLAB’s research infrastructure for the study of internet materials may be able to help you with approaching the internet, one of the richest and most important sources to modern life of today.

The internet research infrastructure is aimed at scholars and students who study online as well as archived internet materials.

Online studies of the internet could for instance be studies of Facebook users’ profiles and here the tool Digital Footprints may be of great help http://digitalfootprints.dk/.

As for studies of archived internet materials – for instance the history of a website or of hyperlink networks – the national Danish web archive Netarkivet is part of the research infrastructure netarkivet.dk. The collections in Netarkivet are accessible for researchers and students on masters level (please contact Netarkivet directly for access). The research infrastructure for the study of archived material is being established, and it will consist of a workspace, documentation, text search facilities, and analytical tools.

We offer introductory workshops for researchers who want to study archived web, including web in other web archives than Netarkivet, or who want to archive the web themselves. These workshops are organised at the researchers institution, they are free of charge for DIGHUMLAB members, and a min. of 6 researchers must participate. In addition, we also organise PhD seminars. And, finally, we also give advice to individual researchers or groups of researchers who intend to include archived web in their studies or in grant applications.

The research infrastructure for the study of internet materials can also be an access point to similar international research infrastructures.

Last modified: September 12, 2018