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👋 Hi! My name is Ed Summers and this is my weirdly named website. I’m a software developer, teacher and researcher working at the intersection of libraries, archives and the World Wide Web. I’m interested in how the Web functions as a sociotechnical system, especially with regard to memory practices such as curation and preservation. I am currently working at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and am affiliated with the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

If you want to get in touch please email me at You can also find me on fediverse at Once upon a time I was on Twitter as @edsu but I don’t actively use it anymore.


This is a list of projects I’m working on at the moment. It’s not meant to be a fine grained list of tasks–I use other collaborative tools for that. It’s simply a place to write down the high level things that I’m actively engaged with, in an arbitrary order, so I can see them change over time.

  • Webrecorder: WACZ Standardization
  • Social Life of Web Archives (SLoWA)
  • Documenting the Now
  • Teaching: Data Curation, Object Oriented Programming