ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7238-5574

Document Type

Poster

Date

4-26-2019

Keywords

twitter, web archiving, information policy, twitter archiving

Language

English

Disciplines

Archival Science | Library and Information Science

Description/Abstract

In 2010, the Library of Congress started archiving every public Tweet after receiving a “starter” archive of Tweets from the first four years of Twitter’s existence (2006- 2010); however, the Library could not keep up with the volume of Tweets being produced, so it halted the program at the beginning of 2018.

With changes in data harvesting and mining technologies, the ultimate goal of the project — archiving every Tweet — may be realized in the near future. As a result, it is necessary to examine the policies in place, alongside the issues which informed them, and those policies which may be needed to complete such an undertaking in the future, particularly in regard to privacy, permanence, and user control.

This poster will provide that examination by comparing current information issues and policies from Twitter, the Library of Congress, and other relevant bodies, as well as considering the benefits and challenges in archiving Tweets for both scholars and the public.

Additional Information

Presented at Concordia University Library’s 17th Annual Research Forum on April 26, 2019 in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Source

submission

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