An Open-Source Strategy for Documenting Events: The Case Study of the 42nd Canadian Federal Election on Twitter


This article examines the tools, approaches, collaboration, and findings of the Web Archives for Historical Research Group around the capture and analysis of about 4 million tweets during the 2015 Canadian Federal Election. We hope that national libraries and other heritage institutions will find our model useful as they consider how to capture, preserve, and analyze ongoing events using Twitter.

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Nick Ruest
Associate Librarian