Here’s the weekly web archiving roundup for March 19, 2014–and remember, don’t be shy about posting additional items of interest to the [webarchiving] discussion list!
- “The UK Government Web Archive: a resource for contemporary historians“, by Simon Demissie: An overview of the UK Government Web Archive and what it means for historians. http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/uk-government-web-archive-resource-contemporary-historians-1/
- “Web archiving – an antidote to ‘present shock’?“, Paul Koerbin; A discussion of whether web archives can help bring order to the world wide web. The example of archiving political websites is used. http://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/web-archiving/2014/03/18/web-archiving-an-antidote-to-present-shock
- “Meet the Geniuses on a Quixotic Quest to Archive the Entire Internet“, Harry Swartout; The World Wide Web needs active effort to keep its content from being lost. http://time.com/20636/meet-the-geniuses-on-a-quixotic-quest-to-archive-the-entire-internet/
- “Avoid the Museum of Dead Content: What to Do When Web Content Expires“,Dominic Smith;This article lists steps that should be periodically taken in order to keep a website’s content fresh and archive old material.http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2014/24624/avoid-the-museum-of-dead-content-what-to-do-when-web-content-expires