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 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 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.
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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.
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Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of February 5, 2015:
- “Reposting your first profile picture is the latest Facebook craze“, from Caitlin Dewey. As if we needed more opportunities to embarrass ourselves on Facebook, the world’s largest social network is abuzz with a new and questionably worthwhile game: Essentially, you surface your first-ever Facebook profile picture — and then nominate three friends to do the same.
- “Scottish independence material set for museum expo“, from Martyn McLaughlin. The National Library of Scotland (NLS) is appealing for politicians, campaigners and members of the public alike to donate material relating to last year’s referendum on Scottish independence–including websites.
Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of January 28, 2015:
- “Library of Alexandria v2.0“, from Ed Summers. Post on Summers’ thoughts on the New Yorker’s article on Internet Archive and the webarchiving service landscape
Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of January 21, 2015:
- “The Cobweb: Can the Internet be Archived?“, from Jill Lepore. Piece on the ethereal and temporary nature of the web, reference rot, what web archiving is, and the Internet Archive’s role in preserving the Internet for the long term.