Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of October 1, 2014:
- “Library of Congress’ Election 2010 Web Archive“, from the Library of Congress. LC has 10 yrs of campaign sites now available on the LC Web Archive – 2010 is the latest release.
- “Creepypastas, Memes, Lolspeak & Boards: The Scope of a Digital Culture Web Archive“, by Trevor Owens. An update on the development and curation of the American Folklife Center’s digital culture web archive. AFC’s culture web archive aims to capture “a set of sites that best document elements of the various digital vernaculars which have emerged through networked and computer-mediated communication.” Post includes description of scope and some of the sites crawled as well as a call out for site nominations.
- “Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge entry: “LOCAL: Local Online Communities And Libraries”“, by Jefferson Bailey. LOCAL will empower public libraries to create, preserve, and provide ongoing access to local history collections of the meaningful online content documenting their communities.
- “Yahoo killing off Yahoo after 20 years of hierarchical organization“, by Peter Bright. The Yahoo Directory will be retired at the end of the year.
- “Fairfax case shows dangers of Facebook journalism: social media users beware“, by Nigel Phair. Social media should not be used by journalists to verify online identity.
- “The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind“, by Ashley Feinberg. The web presence for the Heaven’s Gate suicide cult is still being maintained.