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    • What would the cost of your last term paper be without library access? 

      Kosavic, Andrea (2014-10-20)
      In honour of Open Access Week 2014, I asked the question, “What would the cost of your last term paper be without library access?”. I strategically chose to parse the Works Cited section for a paper I wrote in December ...
    • Finding and documenting the locations of Residential Schools in Canada 

      Orlandini, Rosa (2019-05-31)
      Maps have been created to depict the colonization of North America for hundreds of years. With the publication of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions findings, reports and Calls to Actions, many researchers are now ...
    • Lowering the Barrier to Access: The Archives Unleashed Cloud Project 

      Ruest, Nick; Milligan, Ian (The web that was: archives, traces, reflections RESAW 2019*, 2019-06-19)
      The Archives Unleashed Project, aims to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past. We respond to one of the major issues facing web archiving ...
    • Project Sustainability and Research Platforms: The Archives Unleashed Cloud Project 

      Ruest, Nick; Milligan, Ian (IIPC Web Archiving Conference 2019, 2019-06-07)
      The Archives Unleashed Project, founded in 2017 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent ...
    • See a little Warclight: building an open-source web archive portal with project blacklight 

      Ruest, Nick; Milligan, Ian (IIPC Web Archiving Conference 2019, 2019-06-06)
      In 2014-15, due to close collaboration between UK-based researchers and the UK Web Archive, the open-source Shine project was launched. It allowed faceted search, trend diagram exploration, and other advanced methods of ...
    • Solr Integration in the Anserini Information Retrieval Toolkit 

      Clancy, Ryan; Eskildsen, Toke; Ruest, Nick; Lin, Jimmy (2019)
      Anserini is an open-source information retrieval toolkit built around Lucene to facilitate replicable research. In this demonstration, we examine different architectures for Solr integration in order to address two current ...
    • Building Community and Tools for Analyzing Web Archives through Datathons 

      Milligan, Ian; Casemajor, Nathalie; Fritz, Samantha; Lin, Jimmy; Ruest, Nick; Weber, Matthew S.; Worby, Nicholas (2019)
      Starting in March 2016, the Archives Unleashed team and our collaborators have brought together social scientists, humanists, archivists, librarians, computer scientists, and other stakeholders to explore web archives as ...
    • Scalable Content-Based Analysis of Images in Web Archives with TensorFlow and the Archives Unleashed Toolkit 

      Yang, Hsiu-Wei; Liu, Linqing; Milligan, Ian; Ruest, Nick; Lin, Jimmy (2019)
      We demonstrate the integration of the Archives Unleashed Toolkit, a scalable platform for exploring web archives, with Google's TensorFlow deep learning toolkit to provide scholars with content-based image analysis ...
    • The Archives Unleashed Notebook: Madlibs for Jumpstarting Scholarly Exploration 

      Deschamps, Ryan; Ruest, Nick; Lin, Jimmy; Fritz, Samantha; Milligan, Ian (2019)
      This paper introduces the Archives Unleashed Notebook, which is designed to work with derivative datasets from the Archives Unleashed Cloud, a platform for analyzing web archives. These datasets contain common starting ...
    • Warclight: A Rails Engine for Web Archive Discovery 

      Ruest, Nick; Milligan, Ian; Lin, Jimmy (2019)
      This paper describes the development of Warclight, a portmanteau of the open-source Blacklight platform and the ISO-standard Web ARChive file format. Warclight allows users to explore web archives that have been indexed ...
    • The Cost of a WARC: Analyzing Web Archives in the Cloud 

      Deschamps, Ryan; Fritz, Samantha; Lin, Jimmy; Milligan, Ian; Ruest, Nick (2019)
      The value of web archives to support scholarship in the humanities and social sciences is slowly being realized by the increasing availability of scalable tools and platforms. The cost of providing scholarly access is a ...
    • Library eResources Accessibility Project (LEAP) 

      Abba, Corinne; Linnen, Sioban (2019-01-29)
      In 2015, Ontario’s college libraries launched a project to identify a solution that meets and exceeds the AODA requirement for accessible multimedia resources by the January 2020 deadline. In this presentation you will ...
    • Accessible Copying and Copyright: Section 32 and the Copyright Act Review 

      Martin, Heather (2019-01-29)
      Copyright concerns often present an obstacle when providing content in accessible formats. Even with a specific Copyright Act exception intended to enable the provision of accessible material to those who need it, there ...
    • Assessing the Accessible Content Provider Landscape 

      Hatton, Meredith; Kosavic, Andrea (2019-01-29)
      This presentation will share the results of a survey distributed across North America to the accessible content provider community in higher education. The intent of the study was to capture the current state of the ...
    • Putting Marrakesh into Practice 

      Owen, Victoria (2019-01-29)
      This panel will share the story of how the Marrakesh treaty made its way to take its place amongst the WIPO body of copyright treaties, and the affordances it offers for access to published works for the blind, visually ...
    • Marrakesh Treaty: getting our game face on 

      Pereyaslavska, Katya (2019-01-29)
      This panel will share the story of how the Marrakesh treaty made its way to take its place amongst the WIPO body of copyright treaties, and the affordances it offers for access to published works for the blind, visually ...
    • Academic Ableism and Open Access(ibility) 

      Dolmage, Jay (2019-01-29)
      In this presentation, we will address the ableist attitudes, policies, and practices that are built into higher education. We will also interrogate the minimal and temporary means we have been given to address inequities ...
    • Web Archives Analysis at Scale with the Archives Unleashed Cloud 

      Ruest, Nick; Milligan, Ian (2019-04-08)
      Web archives, repositories of born-digital information dating back to the Internet Archive and national libraries in the mid-1990s, are fantastic resources of information covering topics of interest to humanities and social ...
    • Transcript for the January 2019 Accessibility Symposium at York University 

      Kirchner, Joy; Dolmage, Jay; Owen, Victoria; Pereyaslavska, Katya; Martin, Heather; Abba, Corinne; Kosavic, Andrea; Hatton, Meredith (York University, 2019-04-08)
    • Dataset: The Accessible Content Provider Landscape for Higher Education in North America 

      Hatton, Meredith; Kosavic, Andrea (2019-01-28)
      The aim of this study was to capture the current state of the accessible content provider landscape to glean best practices in the field to inform current praxis as well as identify future areas of research concentration. ...

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