Our inaugural weekly web archiving roundup is finally here! What follows is a selection of relevant news items compiled by the Web Archiving Roundtable steering committee and Best Practices/Toolbox committee members. These news items will be posted each Wednesday, and will be pertinent to anyone with an interest in web archiving, whether it’s something you do every day or just something you find intriguing.
- How safe are your online memories? This piece is a reflection on the fragility of digital materials. The overall message is that we must take responsibility for our digital footprint: http://theconversation.com/how-safe-are-your-online-memories-20999
- Discussion about the consequences of having so much information available online only through a private company: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/digital-culture/crunching-the-real-costs-of-google-books-library-of-everything/article15505013/
- Overview of various developments in the web archiving world: http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2013/12/happenings-in-the-web-archiving-world/
- Discussion about issues surrounding web-based content: http://inkdroid.org/journal/2013/11/26/the-web-as-a-preservation-medium/
- Announcement of a project to enhance access to a dark archives of UK domain websites: http://www.history.ac.uk/projects/digital/analytical-access-domain-dark-archive-aadda