New York Datathon

Event Moved Online

Due to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation, the March 26-27 Archives Unleashed event was held as an online-only event.

New York Skyline


The Archives Unleashed Team partnered with Columbia University Libraries to host the fourth Archives Unleashed datathon. This event brought together archivists, researchers (from the humanities, social sciences, and beyond), librarians, computer scientists, and web archiving enthusiasts to collaboratively work with web collections and explore cutting-edge research tools through hands-on experience.

Datathon Materials

If you were not able to join us at the datathon, feel free to check out our resources available for use:


  • Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo)
  • Pamela Graham (Columbia University)
  • Samantha Abrams (Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation)
  • Alexander Thurman (Columbia University)
  • Nick Ruest (York University)
  • Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo)
  • Samantha Fritz (University of Waterloo)


New York Datathon Sponsors

Team Projects

Team: Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art Web Archive

Team: Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art Web Presentation

Project Collaborators:

  • Samantha Abrams, Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation
  • Sumitra Duncan, Frick Art Reference Library/NYARC
  • Mary Bakija, Pratt / NYARC
  • Jim Kammerer, Montana State Library

Team: Contemporary Composers Web Archives

Team: Contemporary Composers Web Archives Presentation

Project Collaborators:

  • Pamela Graham, Columbia University Libraries
  • Giulia Occhini, University of Bristol/The Alan Turing Institute
  • Nicole Greenhouse, NYU

Team: Global Web Comics Web Archives

Team: Global Web Comics Web Archives Presentation

Project Collaborators:

  • Kae Bara Kratcha, Columbia University Libraries
  • Kritika Garg, Old Dominion University
  • Wei Yin, Columbia University Libraries
  • Francis Kayiwa, DocNow/Princeton University Library

Team: Stonewall

Team: Stonewall Presentation

Project Collaborators:

  • Sarah McTavish, University of Waterloo
  • Alex Thurman, Columbia University Libraries
  • Dan Royles, Florida International University
  • Brian M. Watson, Kinsey Institute Indiana University Bloomington


Columbia University | Butler Library | 535 West 114th St., New York, NY 10027, USA

  • The Butler Library is located at the south end of the Morningside campus. The only public entrance is available through the campus side. General directions to the Butler Library are provided by Columbia University Libraries.
  • Participants will be working in Room 203


New York Datathon scheduleClick image to view/download We are moving Archives Unleashed online and look forward to spending a couple of days with our participants. The event will kick off with some discussion around web archiving, our project tools, and set up of the Archives Unleashed Notebooks via Colab Notebooks. After a team formation activity, the majority of our time will be dedicated to group work. Presentations will be held Friday afternoon.