Archive of Tomorrow – Health (Mis)Information on the Web
Event: Thursday, 28th April, 8:30-12:30 UTC
Organisers: National Library of Scotland & the University of Edinburgh
From the event organisers:
How will future generations understand the COVID-19 pandemic and learn from the lessons we watch unfold online on a daily basis? What happens to all that information (and misinformation) –health advice, government guidelines, heated debates – published on the web as the years pass by?
The Archive of Tomorrow project welcomes you to join us for a half-day of discussion and consultation on the archiving of 10,000 websites in the UK Web Archive on the topic of health information. A 12-month pilot project funded by the Wellcome Trust and led by the National Library of Scotland (NLS), the project aims to build an evidence base about health information shared online to support current and future research on public health, the spread of mis/information, community responses to the pandemic and lockdown, and other potential research topics. The project team – including NLS, Cambridge University Library, Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University, and the Centre for Research Collections at the University of Edinburgh – invites participants to learn about the project and feedback on how the collection might best support different research approaches.
For more information about this event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archive-of-tomorrow-health-misinformation-on-the-web-tickets-293789350857
For more information about the project, please visit https://www.nls.uk/about-us/working-with-others/archive-of-tomorrow/ and https://netpreserveblog.wordpress.com/tag/aot/.