Here’s the weekly web archiving roundup for February 12, 2014–these news items go up each Wednesday, and will be pertinent to anyone with an interest in web archiving. Although news items are compiled by the Web Archiving Roundtable steering committee and Best Practices/Toolbox committee members, don’t be shy about posting additional items of interest to the [webarchiving] discussion list!
- “E-Ark gets £6 million to save digital data“, by Rene Millman: The E-ARK Project has been awarded a large grant, and will use the funds to examine best practices and create a pilot for archival services, including big data: http://www.itpro.co.uk/storage/21528/e-ark-gets-6-million-to-save-digital-data
- “Snowden Used Low-Cost Tool to Best N.S.A.“, by David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt: Apparently Edward Snowden used a web crawler to collect classified material from the NSA: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/us/snowden-used-low-cost-tool-to-best-nsa.html?hp&_r=1
- “‘Kayakcameraman’ Paul Jurak to have morning paddles stored at National Library“, by Sally Pryor: The website of Paul Jurak, kayakcameraman.com, has been selected by the National library of Australia for preservation. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/kayakcameraman-paul-jurak-to-have-morning-paddles-stored-at-national-library-20140205-3223b.html
- “House panel OKs expanded legislative webcasts“: The New Mexico Legislature has approved proposals related to webcasting their proceedings. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NM_XGR_LEGISLATURE_WEBCASTS_NMOL-?SITE=NMALJ&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
- “Erado Releases Web Archiving Program“, by Jennifer Morrell: Electronic Communications Compliance Company Erado has released a web archiving platform. It seems to be aimed at companies in highly regulated industries. http://www.insurancenetworking.com/news/erado-releases-web-archiving-program-33836-1.html