The WebART project aims to critically assess the value of Web archives for realistic research scenarios, and develop information access tools and methods that maximize the archive's utility for research. Our approach is to conduct actual Web archive research hand-in-hand with the development of Web archive access tools tailored to the realistic research scenarios. Within the project, our focus is on the use-case of a humanities researcher, although tools will no doubt be useful for other use-cases as well.
Based in the Netherlands, WebART is an interdisciplinary research project funded by NWO-CATCH. Its team members from the University of Amsterdam and the Centrum for Wiskunde and Informatica combine expertise in Computer Science, Information Science and New Media research. Our cultural heritage partner is the National Library of the Netherlands.