Are you a media scholar, a historian, a social scientist or any other kind of scholar from the humanities or the social sciences who wants to include resources from the web in your studies?
The web and the internet are some of the richest and most important sources to modern life of today and presents entirely new approaches and possibilities in respect of data collection.
NetLab may be able to help you with obtaining stable copies of the materials you need in versions that will be useful to your specific research. Materials can come from either a web archive like the Danish Netarkivet or from the online web.
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 Twitter or YouTube comments and for this you can check the ‘Tools and tutorials’ section on NetLab’s website.
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. The collections in Netarkivet are accessible for researchers and students on masters level (please contact Netarkivet directly for access). Netarkivet’s research infrastructure for the study of archived material is continually being developed, and as for now, it is possible to study material in Netarkivet or to have it extracted and handed over for further study.
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.
We also organise PhD seminars twice per year, every January and August. In addition, it is also possible to join our online corse. 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.
Would you like to have your own IT developer to support you when studying th archived web? NetLab advertises a number of full time IT developer support weeks to Danish researchers studying phenomena on the web. See previous examples of projects that have received IT developer support:
The purpose of NetLab Forum is to further knowledge sharing and exchange experience between participants and to promote discussion of the development of a digital research infrastructure. NetLab Forum takes place 3-4 times annually.
NetLab Forum was established in December 2012 and is open for all who participate or take an interest in NetLab projects such as research infrastructure, NetLab workshops etc.
NetLab is building a catalogue of ideas for research using archived web, either as a main topic or as a resource supporting other resources and methods. On these pages we build a growing catalogue of ideas for research using archived web, either as a main topic, or as a resource supporting other topics and methods. Check out the catalogue on their official website.