Bookings for this event are now closed.

Could you imagine what research questions you might be able to answer using a comprehensive archive of UK websites for the period 1996 to 2010 ? If so, this workshop may be for you, and bookings are now open. It offers an introduction to the Domain Dark Archive, a unique new research dataset, purchased by the JISC from the Internet Archive, in the keeping of the British Library, and not yet publicly available.

The workshop affords a unique opportunity to learn about the DDA, and to help shape the development of the new user interface for the data. The results of these workshops will directly influence the development of the search, analysis and display tools for the new service.

Where:  British Library (St Pancras, London)

When:  Wednesday 13 June,  10.50am – 3.15pm

Sessions include:

  • Introducing the UK Web Archive at the BL, and the Domain Dark Archive in particular;
  • What is analytical access anyway, and what could it do for me ? 
  • Case study: How one scholar might use the Domain Dark Archive  [see earlier post for a preview]

To book a place, contact the project manager, Dr Peter Webster, at, with a brief statement of your research interests.Booking is free, but places are very limited.

The event will be most suitable for scholars at doctoral level or higher, but should not be viewed as introductory research training.

A sandwich lunch will be served, and we will also be able to reimburse reasonable travel expenses within the UK.

Author; Peter Webster

Originally published 25/05/2012