Here’s the weekly web archiving roundup for February 5, 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.
- BBC iWonder: Introducing Interactive Guides, by Andrew Pipes: Announcement that the BBC has released a new platform for viewing interactive guides on a wide range of topics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/Introducing-BBC-iWonder-World-War-One-Interactive-Guides
- US Department of Labor Web Archive, by Bill LeFurgy (twitter): http://www.dol.gov/oasam/wirtzlaborlibrary/digital/digital-archive.htm?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite
- “How collaboration can save [more of] the web,” by Anna Perricci, slides from Jan 2014 MetroNYC presentation: http://mnylc.org/metrocon14/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Perricci.pdf
- “Digitizing Artists’ and Scholars’ Archives” at the Archives of American Art, CRSA Forum: http://crsaforum.org/2014/01/28/events-digitizing-archives/
- “Reading old news in the web archive, distantly,” by Peter Webster: http://peterwebster.me/2014/01/28/distant-reading-the-webarchive/
- “A look at website lifespans,” by Keith Darnay: “Websites have an average lifespan of between 4 and 12 years. Individual web pages might last as little as 2 to 3 months.” http://bismarcktribune.com/news/columnists/keith-darnay/a-look-at-website-lifespans/article_1d879ae6-851a-11e3-8bd1-0019bb2963f4.html