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Saving the web: the promise of a Belgian web archive

18 October 2019
09:00 - 16:30


18 October 2019
09:00 - 16:30





This colloquium on web archiving is organised by the researchers of the PROMISE project which aims to develop a federal strategy for the preservation of the Belgian web. Speakers will all speak their own language (French, Dutch or English). Simultaneous translation will be provided.



8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome by Sara Lammens (KBR) and Dr Karel Velle (State Archives)
9:15 – 9:45 Keynote by Prof. Dr Niels Brügger (Aarhus University)
9:45 – 11:15 The PROMISE project and a Belgian strategy

Speakers: Sophie Vandepontseele (KBR); Sébastien Soyez (State Archives); Friedel Geeraert (KBR/State Archives); Alejandra Michel (CRIDS – UNamur); Dr Peter Mechant (UGhent)

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Demonstration of the prototypes

Speakers: Emmanuel Di Pretoro (Haute-Ecole Bruxelles-Brabant); Gerald Haesendonck (UGhent)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:45 Access to collections for broad public (panel)

Moderator: Prof. Dr Cécile de Terwangne (CRIDS – Unamur)

Speakers: Pierre de Mûelenaere (Onlit); Philippe Nothomb (Rossel group); Dr Tine Vekemans (AMSAB); Sophie Vandepontseele (KBR); Dr Rolande Depoortere (State Archives)

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:15 Using web archives for researchers

Speakers: Sally Chambers (GhentCDH) ; Dr. Peter Mechant & Eveline Vlassenroot (UGhent) ; Prof. Dr Valérie Schafer (University of Luxembourg), Jesse de Vos (Beeld & Geluid)

16:15-16:30 Synthesis by Prof. Dr Valérie Schafer (University of Luxembourg)


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