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LG-71-15-0077-15

Old Dominion University Research Foundation
Fiscal Year: 
2015
Award: 
$468,618.00
City: 
Norfolk
State: 
VA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
National Digital Platform

Old Dominion University and the Internet Archive will collaborate to develop tools and techniques for integrating "storytelling" social media and web archiving. Services such as Archive-It (archive-it.org) allow libraries, archives and museums to develop, curate, and preserve collections of web resources. At the same time, storytelling is becoming a popular technique in social media for selecting representative tweets, videos, web pages, etc. and arranging them in chronological order to support a particular narrative or "story." Tools such as Storify (storify.com) provide an easy interface for users to arrange web resources to create a story. The partners will use information retrieval techniques to (semi-)automatically generate stories summarizing a collection and mine existing public stories as a basis for librarians, archivists, and curators to create collections about breaking events.