Helge Holzmann

L3S Research Center - Germany

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Helge Holzmann is a PhD candidate and has worked as a researcher at the L3S Research Center in Hannover, Germany since 2013. His research focus is on the access and analysis of Web archives, which is part of his daily work in the EU project ALEXANDRIA. Helge has published articles at different international conferences, including JCDL, SIGIR and WWW. His works comprise longitudinal studies of the Web, novel approaches to search and access Web archives, as well as ArchiveSpark, a tool for easy and efficient Web archive processing and data extraction. In the project FID math Helge deals with software in Web archives and resulting opportunities for scientific work.


Software as a first-class citizen in web archives
May 10, 2017 16:45 - 17:15

The Web contains all kinds of information today. Web archives preserve this data and make it long-term available. However, access is usually only provided by a URL and a timestamp. Hence, there is no deeper meaning attached to archived resources, although collectively they can represent entities, such as software. Moreover, documentation and source code that is available at different points in time, can even represent different versions of a software. Treating them as first-class citizens in web archives enables reliable and permanent references to software, which is normally hard to manage.

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