National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) web archiving survey

Are you or your employer involved in archiving web content? If so, you may be interested in the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s (NDSA) 2nd biannual survey of U.S. organizations that are actively involved or planning to archive web content. The goal of the survey is to better understand the U.S. web archiving landscape: similarities and differences in programmatic approaches, types of content being archived, tools and services being used, access modes being provided, and emerging best practices and challenges.

The aggregate responses will be reported to NDSA members and summary results will be shared publicly, as was the case with the previous survey (see the final report here:

Any U.S. organization currently engaged in web archiving or in the process of planning a web archive is invited to take the survey at

The survey will close on November 30, 2013.


Meet the Roundtable Leaders!

Meet the Roundtable Leaders!

Tessa Fallon, Chair

I am currently a consultant for web archiving and digital archives. In the past, I have worked with the Internet Archive/Archive-It, Columbia University Libraries, the Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal, and the International Center for Transitional Justice.  I received a BA from St. John’s College and a MSLIS from Long Island University.  My current web archiving interests are focused on tools, development, and outreach.  Please contact me or Trevor Alvord about general roundtable information, questions about governance, or suggestions/ideas for roundtable activities.

Trevor Alvord, Vice Chair

Trevor Alvord  is Curator of 21st Century Mormonism and Western Americana at Brigham Young University, Special Collections. Trevor was one of the leaders of the group responsible for founding the SAA Web Archiving Roundtable in 2013. Please contact Trevor or Tessa about general roundtable information, questions about governance, or suggestions/ideas for roundtable activities.

Benn Joseph, Web Liaison

Benn Joseph joined Northwestern University in 2009 as a Manuscript Librarian, and splits his time between the Northwestern University Archives and the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, where he processes both paper-based and digital collections. He is also responsible for developing digital archives workflows for the library, and manages the university’s web archiving initiative. Prior to Northwestern he worked at the Chicago History Museum processing manuscript and photographic collections. Benn received his MSLS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006, and is a member of the 2013 Archives Leadership Institute cohort.

Contact Benn with questions about the blog and the SAA microsite.

Anna Perricci, Education Coordinator

I am looking forward to serving as the education coordinator for the Web Archiving Roundtable.  In May 2013, I started as a Web Archiving Project Librarian at Columbia University.  A main goal of my role is to foster collaboration and improvements in web archiving.

Prior to joining the web archiving program at Columbia, I worked at the New York Public Library as a preservation librarian and then was responsible for education, outreach and statistical analysis at ARTstor. I completed my MSI in Archives and Records Management at the University of Michigan with a focus on digital preservation and a graduate teaching certificate program in 2008.

From technical skills to strategies for communication, there are many skills web archivists with all levels of experience need.   Please do not hesitate to contact me with ideas for trainings, suggestions or questions.

John Bence, Social Media Manager

As University Archivist of Emory University, I oversee the direction of the web archiving program for University websites. I have been involved from the beginning of our web archiving program, devising of and implementing the organization, description, and access strategies for archived web content. We are currently working on incorporating web archives into existing online finding aids and will eventually be moving forward with more in-depth integration of web archives with our access systems. Over the next year, I will be working with my staff to make improvements to our web archives content and will be investigating developments in the field web archiving.

For the roundtable, I am the social media manager and will be handling the Twitter account (@WebArch_RT). Feel free to contact me if you know of something that should be shared broadly on Twitter!