Weekly web archiving roundup: April 23, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of April 23, 2015:

  • One Size Does Not Always Fit All“, by Michael Neubert. Discussion of the web archiving projects of the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, as well as the inherent challenges for the workflows of a small staff.

Weekly web archiving roundup: April 15, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of April 15, 2015:

  • Archiving Nigerian History Of Film, Socio-Cultural Values Through Digital“, from Oludare Richards.  Professionals and stakeholders within the Nigerian film industry gathered recently at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos for a pre-launch event tagged “Digitizing the History of Film in Nigeria project – with the theme “Making the Link: Technology and Values in Film making.

Weekly web archiving roundup: April 8, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of April 8, 2015:

  • No wonder NM lawmakers frown on keeping webcasts“. “Archived webcasts of [Albuquerque] Senate floor and Senate Rules Committee action during the 2014 legislative session show a deception unfolding that led to the Legislature’s approval of a questionable sale of a building in a historic district near the Capitol.”
  • Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ seeks to retrieve memories“, from Caitlin Dewey.  Facebook is the latest to get into the nostalgia game with a feature called “On This Day,” which will surface past status updates, photos and posts you’ve been tagged in to a designated page.
  • Indiana’s governor seems to have a long history of opposing gay rights“, from Colin Campbell.  A BuzzFeed reporter noted on Tuesday that a web capture in the Wayback Machine shows Pence, a former congressman, opposing efforts to protect gays from discrimination and supporting “assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behaviour” in 2000.

Weekly web archiving roundup: April 2, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of April 2, 2015:

  • Why are we trying to create Ready Player One’s terrifying, nostalgia-fueled dystopia?“, by Adi Robertson.  In Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One, the narrator enters the virtual reality world of OASIS to visit a hollow planet filled with thousands of simulated arcades. “Archaide” contains a copy of every coin-operated game ever made, all on perfect simulations of the original cabinet. That’s not the kind of thing we’ll see any time soon, but if you go online right this minute, you can play thousands of classic arcade, Atari, and MS-DOS games, emulated in a web browser and hosted by the Internet Archive.

Weekly web archiving roundup: March 25, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of March 25, 2015:

  • That Time Ted Cruz Waded Into a Big Conspiracy Theory“, by Matt Berman.  A (partisan, but still interesting) look at TedCruz.org, the 2012 campaign site for the Senate candidate in Texas. It’s mostly gone now, and has been for years. But online archives, complete with Cruz’s old blog posts, still exist. Much of what’s there is mundane. But some of it wades into the conspiratorial.

Weekly web archiving roundup: March 18, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of March 18, 2015:

  • Memento Hackathon, from Librecat.  Overview of the two day Hackathon event at Ghent University Library where technologists from all over Europe gathered to explore time travel using the Memento protocol presented by Herbert Van de Sompel and Harihar Shankar from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Slides are available.

Weekly web archiving roundup: March 11, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of March 11, 2015:

  • Crawling websites using RSS feeds“, from Kristinn Sigurdsson.  Post on the advantages of crawling websites using an RSS feed. Using Kris’ add-on for Heritrix, CrawlRSS, you can crawl sites (notably news sites) both more effectively (getting more good content) and efficiently (getting less redundant content) because the RSS feeds pull out the most critical data we need from the site.

Weekly web archiving roundup: March 4, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of March 4, 2015:

Weekly web archiving roundup: February 27, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of February 27, 2015:

Weekly web archiving roundup: February 19, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of February 19, 2015:

  • Turn Back the Pages with a Click“, The popular Facebook page, Old Ceylon, is perhaps one of the main forerunners among those who have proactively taken steps to archive Sri Lanka’s past on social media and the main vein for communal archives.
  • Describing Web Collections“, from Allison Jai O’Dell.  Step by step post on describing web archives as web collections and utilizing MARC formatted records in the library’s catalog to align them with the rest of the institution’s collections.