Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of March 4, 2015:
Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of February 27, 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.
Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of February 13, 2015:
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.
Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of January 14, 2015:
- “NYARC – Web Archiving Quality Assurance (QA)“, from NYARC. Procedural guide and reference source for issues specific to assuring the quality of specialist art historical resources collected from the web by the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), using the Internet Archive’s software service Archive-It.
- “Announcing a New Partnership: California Digital Library, UC Libraries, and Internet Archive’s Archive-It Service“, by Rosalie Lack. The CDL and the UC Libraries are partnering with Internet Archive’s Archive-It Service. In the coming year, CDL’s Web Archiving Service (WAS) collections and all core infrastructure activities, i.e., crawling, indexing, search, display, and storage, will be transferred to Archive-It.
Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of January 7, 2015:
- “Page Not Found: Video Games’ Vanishing History,” by Matt Helgeson. Thanks to the proliferation of blogs, websites, and videos on services like YouTube and Twitch, there is more content on video games being produced than ever before. However, we’re also losing a significant portion of the industry’s history on a daily basis.
Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of December 17, 2014: