New article: reconstructing a late Nineties Web sphere

Peter Webster recently contributed a chapter to a collection of essays with the title The Past Web : Exploring Web archives, published by Springer. It is entitled ‘Digital archaeology in the Web of links: reconstructing a late-1990s Web sphere’.

Using an iterative computational method of interrogating the graph of links for the archived UK web, it shows the potential for the reconstruction of what is described as a ‘soft’ web sphere from what is in effect an archive with a finding aid with only classmarks and no descriptions.

The publisher’s version of record (£) may be found at

Alternatively, an Open Access postprint is also available to download (PDF).

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