University Of Texas At Austin

Log Number: RE-07-18-0008-18

The information we generate on social media sites and in mobile device apps represents the fastest form of data creation and collection in the United States. However, these data traces are complicated to work with because they are varied, inter-dependent, and vulnerable to loss. In this Early Career Development project, Dr. Amelia Acker at the University of Texas at Austin, will conduct a three-year, qualitative investigation into the activities of engineers and designers at five institutions where social media software is being developed. This project to better understand developer cultures will aid archives, libraries, and museums as they develop and implement best practices for gathering and preserving social media collections.
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