Here’s the weekly web archiving roundup for January 29, 2014! 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.
- “Down the Memory Hole,” an article on internet permanence from The Economist: http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/01/internet-permanence
- History of Linux Websites, by Steven Ovadia; this project traces the history of Linux through the screenshots of the web sites of Linux distributions and projects: http://linux-website-screenshots.tumblr.com/?utm_content=buffer2d7ce&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
- RESAW: Research infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web materials, by Helen Hockx-Yu; RESAW is an initiative aimed at building a pan-European research infrastructure for the study of web archives: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/webarchive/2014/01/resaw.html
- “Researcher talks access to digital information,” by Leah Motzkin; this piece is a summary of a talk given at Yale regarding a new type of software which will allow anyone to access materials created on obsolete digital media: http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/01/15/researcher-talks-access-to-digital-information/
- “Interface, Exhibition & Artwork: Geocities, Deleted City and the Future of Interfaces to Digital Collections,” by Trevor Owens; article about Archive Team, a band of rogue digital preservationists who, in 2009, did their best to collect and preserve Geocities: http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2014/01/interface-exhibition-artwork-geocities-deleted-city-and-the-future-of-interfaces-to-digital-collections/
- “Library of Congress digs into 170 billion tweets,” by Doug Gross, CNN; coverage of the Twitter archive at LC: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/07/tech/social-media/library-congress-twitter/index.html
- JOB (UK): Web Archiving Engagement and Liaison Officer, British Library: https://gs10.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_britishlibrary01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=96320,1258993423&key=98416055&c=655287238725&pagestamp=dbjznletxejkxdfbnn