The Documenting the Now project (known as DocNow) seeks to build a community of practice around social media and web archiving. WU Libraries are excited to be collaborating with the University of Maryland and the University of California-Riverside on this initiative, which supports the ethical collection, use, and preservation of social media content. The project is being funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The first meeting of DocNow’s advisory board took place in August 2016 at WU. Recordings of the meeting, including videos of panel discussions, are now available for viewing on the DocNow website and YouTube. The recordings will also be archived in the WUSTL Digital Repository.
Discussion topics include the ethics of social media collection and use, and the impact of social media on the Black Lives Matter movement. For more information about the project, go here.