Events Archive Invitation, Funding
This site covers 4 related projects funded by NSF:
1) Global Event and Trend Archive Research (GETAR) is supported by NSF (IIS-1619028 and 1619371) starting in late 2016. This project will devise interactive, integrated, digital library/archive systems coupled with linked and expert-curated webpage/tweet collections, covering key parts of the 1997-2020 timeframe, supporting research on urgent global challenge events and initiatives. It will allow diverse stakeholder communities to interactively: collect, organize, browse, visualize, study, analyze, summarize, and explore content and sources related to biodiversity, climate change, crises, disasters, elections, energy policy, environmental policy/planning, geospatial information, green engineering, human rights, inequality, migrations, nuclear power, population growth, resiliency, shootings, sustainability, violence, etc. GETAR will leverage VT research on digital libraries, natural language processing, HCI, information retrieval, machine learning, discovery analytics, and Web archiving.
2) Finishing up its 3rd year is NSF grant IIS - 1319578, III: Small: Integrated Digital Event Archiving and Library (IDEAL).
Invitation: If you are interested in important world events, check out this site. Highlights include:
- Over 65 webpage collections hosted by the Internet Archive through Archive-It, curated by Virginia Tech
- Spreadsheet-type access to a selected set taken from over 700 tweet collections, along with over 500 additional collections, gathered and managed at Virginia Tech
- Search, browse, analysis, and visualization services utilizing our servers and Hadoop cluster to aid researchers and other interested parties.
- Publications about our research on enhanced information technology for studying events like disasters or community/government activities.
- An open invitation to collaborate with our team, including if you want to collect or analyze tweets or webpages about events of interest