Weekly web archiving roundup (long overdue!) for the week of September 18, 2014:
- “Leader archives now available online at library“, by Marionette Kubicz. The archives of the newspaper The Leader and Kalkaskian are now available online.
- “Why Were New York Government Websites Hidden From an Internet Archive for 13 Years?“, by Joe Campbell. Article in the Village Voice re: NY State government URLs that had been excluded from the Internet Archive’s public Wayback instance for over 13 years. Now available – users can go back and see what the NY Assembly’s site looked like a decade ago.
- “NCSU Libraries developing toolkit to make it easier to collect and preserve social media“; The NCSU Libraries have been awarded a grant to develop a web toolkit that will tackle the problem of capturing and preserving social media conversations. The team will investigate social media use associated with NC State and will develop software, procedures, and documentation to cost-effectively implement social media archiving at the NCSU Libraries. This will then be extended to the larger community in 2015.
- “NLM to Broaden Its Institutional Web Site Archiving“; NLM will begin using the Internet Archive’s Archive-It service to capture and preserve periodic snapshots of a wider landscape of NLM Web resources. Concurrently, NLM will cease utilizing its previous permanence policy to individual Web pages and documents.
- “Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving [paper]“, by Brenda Reyes Ayala, Mark Edward Phillips, and Lauren Ko. This paper presents the results of a survey of quality assurance (QA) practices within the field of web archiving. To understand current QA practices, the authors surveyed 54 institutions engaged in web archiving, which included national libraries, colleges and universities, and museums and art libraries.