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ARCOMEM

ARchive COmmunities MEMories

ARCOMEM is a project about memory institutions like archives, museums, and libraries in the age of the Social Web. Memory institutions are more important now than ever: as we face greater economic and environmental challenges we need our understanding of the past to help us navigate to a sustainable future. This is a core function of democracies, but this function faces stiff new challenges in face of the Social Web, and of the radical changes in information creation, communication and citizen involvement that currently characterise our information society (e.g., there are now more social network hits than Google searches). Social media are becoming more and more pervasive in all areas of life. In the UK, for example, it is now not unknown for a government minister to answer a parliamentary question using Twitter, and this material is both ephemeral and highly contextualised, making it increasingly difficult for a political archivist to decide what to preserve.

Recent publications:

  • Spiliotopoulos, D., Cabulea, C., Frey, D. (2013): Interacting with Topics in Digital Archives.  1st Int. Workshop on Archiving Community Memories, 6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Spiliotopoulos, D., Bouwmeester, R., Kouroupetroglou, G., Stavropoulou, P., Tsonos, D. (2013): Usability Design and Testing of an Interface for Search and Retrieval of Social Web Data, Design, User Experience, and Usability. Web, Mobile, and Product Design. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8015, 2013, pp 575-580.
  • Spiliotopoulos, D., Stavropoulou, P., Kouroupetroglou, G., Tsonos, D. (2013): User Perception Knowledge for Socially-Aware Web Document Accessibility, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. User and Context Diversity. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8010, 2013, pp 710-717.
  • Spiliotopoulos, D, Tzoannos, E, Cabulea, C., Frey, D. (2013): Digital Archives: Semantic Search and Retrieval, Human-Computer Interaction and Knowledge Discovery in Complex, Unstructured, Big Data. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7947, 2013, pp 173-182.
  • Spiliotopoulos, D., Bouwmeester, R., Frey, D., Kouroupetroglou, G., Stavropoulou, P. (2013): The Iterative Design and Evaluation Approach for a Socially-aware Search and Retrieval Application for Digital Archiving, Proc. 6th Int. Conf. on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, pp. 157-161, Nice, France, 24 February - 1 March 2013.
  • Spiliotopoulos, D., Schefbeck, G., Koryzis, D. (2013): Obtaining Societal Feedback on Legislative Issues through Content Extraction from the Social Web, Proc. 16th Int. Symp. Legal Informatics, Salzburg, Austria, 21-23 February 2013.