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NSF Award on Global Event and Trend Archive Research (GETAR)


The GETAR 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, in collaboration with the Internet Archive (IA) and colleagues from diverse disciplines. Supporting research on urgent global challenge events and initiatives, the project 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 Web archiving, HCI, digital libraries, information retrieval, machine learning, discovery analytics, and natural language processing. Those interested in participating are invited to contact any of the co-PIs. Read more.