The Bodleian Libraries Web Archive (BLWA) needs your help to document what is happening in Ukraine and the surrounding region. Much of the information about Ukraine being added to the web right now will be ephemeral, and especially information from individuals about their experiences, and those of the people around them. Action is needed to ensure we preserve some of these contemporary insights for future reflection. We hope to archive a range of different content, including social media, and to start forming a resource which can join with other collections being developed elsewhere to:
- capture the experiences of people affected by the invasion, both within and outside of Ukraine
- reflect the different ways the crisis is being described and discussed, including misinformation and propaganda
- record the response to the crisis
To play our part, we need help from individuals with relevant cultural knowledge and language skills who can select websites for archiving. We are particularly interested in Ukrainian and Russian websites, and those from other countries in the region, though any suggestions are welcome.
Please nominate websites via: https://www2.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/beam/webarchive/nominate