Here’s the weekly web archiving roundup for April 16, 2014–and remember, don’t be shy about posting additional items of interest to the [webarchiving] discussion list!
- “Earliest Web Screenshots“, by Sean B. Palmer: Some screenshots from the first page on the World Wide Web. http://inamidst.com/stuff/web/screens
- “Making the Black Hole Gray: Web Archiving Art Resources at New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)’“, from the Frick Art Reference Library; A presentation about the New York Art Resource Consortium’s web archiving projects. http://www.slideshare.net/DeborahKempe/making-the-black-hole-gray-web-archiving-art-resources-at-new-york-art-resources-consortium-nyarc
- “Embedded Metadata in WAVE Files: A look inside issues and tools”, Chris Lacinak; Metadata embedded within digital objects is important for long term preservation, but the current environment presents a number of challenges. http://www.avpreserve.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/EmbeddedMetadata.pdf
- “The Web Archiving Life Cycle Model“, by Kristine Hanna; There is not yet a set of best practices for web archiving despite nearly a decade of work. The Web Archiing Life Cycle model attempts to rectify that. http://www.accioncultural.es/media/Default%20Files/activ/2014/multimedia/anuario%20ace/ACE_Digital_Cultural_Annual_Report_2014.pdf#page=80
- “How to Preserve the Web’s Past for the Future“, by Hannah Kuchler; A look at some of the challenges and considerations involved in archiving web based material. The article also discusses some of the organization’s attempting to preserve the web. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d87a33d8-c0a0-11e3-8578-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2yyswk4CZ