Last summer, Internet Archive launched ARCH (Archives Research Compute Hub), a research service that supports creation, computational analysis, sharing, and preservation of research datasets from terabytes and even petabytes of data from digital collections – with an initial focus on web archive collections. In line with Internet Archive’s mission to provide “universal access to all knowledge” we aim to make ARCH as universally accessible as possible.
Computational research and education cannot remain solely accessible to the world’s most well-resourced organizations. With philanthropic support, Internet Archive is initiating Advancing Inclusive Computational Research with ARCH, a pilot program specifically designed to support an initial cohort of five less well-resourced organizations throughout the world.
- Organizational access to ARCH for 1 year – supporting research teams, pedagogical efforts, and/or library, archive, and museum worker experimentation.
- Access to thousands of curated web archive collections – abundant thematic range with potential to drive multidisciplinary research and education.
- Enhanced Internet Archive training and support – expert synchronous and asynchronous support from Internet Archive staff.
- Cohort experience – opportunities to share challenges and successes with a supportive group of peers.
- Demonstrated need-based rationale for participation in Advancing Inclusive Computational Research with Archives Research Compute Hub: we will take a number of factors into consideration, including but not limited to stated organizational resources relative to peer organizations, ongoing experience contending with historic and contemporary inequities, as well as levels of national development as assessed by the United Nations Least Developed Countries effort and Human Development Index.
- Organization type: universities, research institutes, libraries, archives, museums, government offices, non-governmental organizations.
- Submission deadline: 2/26/2024
- Decisions communicated to applications: 3/11/2024
- Program begins: 3/25/2024