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Raising general awareness for an EU funded project

In research projects dissemination always has a low priority at the start and a high priority in the end of the project. But how do we raise the interest of a larger public for such complex technologies?

For Arcomem we disseminate the project in specialist target groups that understand what we are talking about but also raise general awareness on the necessity of archiving social media content. Why should we keep our copy of twitter and facebook? And how important is the user generated content that we find in social media?

The Innovation team has the skills and tools to write story lines, make story boards and produce animated movies. For Arcomem we have made the following movie, based on our media use case in the Arcomem project, raising awareness for the need of digital preservation of social media.

(Ruben Bouwmeester)


Thursday, November 8th, 2012


Intelligent archive of the social web

ARCOMEM is about memory institutions such as 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.

Which contributions of the social web will stay available in the future and what will be preserved? And how will they be accessible and explorable for users? ARCOMEM creates tools which helps archivists to exploit the social web.

Deutsche Welle is a user partner and contributes to the broadcaster use case, dissemination and validation.

The project runs from Jan 2011 – Dec 2013

Bring me to the ARCOMEM website


Friday, November 2nd, 2012