After taking a week off, here’s the weekly web archiving roundup for April 30, 2014.
- “Archiving the World, One Protest at a Time“, by Gayatri Chandrasekaran. CrowdVoice is a website dedicated to keeping track of protests going on around the world primarily through the use of crowdsourcing.
- ““Distant Reading” and Web Archiving“, by Andrea Fox. It is possible to perform computational analysis of digitized text and find patterns which individual readers cannot. Those techniques could be applied to web archive collections.
- “California Senate erases websites of 3 lawmakers, including Leland Yee“, Associated Press. The names and online archives of three California State Senators have been erased following their suspension from the legislature.
- “California Senate to three suspended members: You’re dead to me“, by Kerry Cavanaugh. An opinion piece about the erasure of the online archives of three Calfornia State Senators following their suspension from the legislature.
- “How Brewster Kahle is using open-source principles to build affordable housing for non-profit workers“, by Paul Sawers. Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle is advocating for low cost housing for employees of non-profits.