Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of October 23, 2014:
- “What is Still on the Web after 10-Years of Archiving?“, from Andy Jackson, UK Web Archive Blog. The UK Web Archive started archiving web content towards the end of 2004. They took a look back at the (almost) ten years that have passed since then to see how much they’ve achieved… Are the URLs archived still available on the live web? Or are they long since gone? If those URLs are still working, is the content the same as it was?
- “A Dynamic New Tool to Preserve the Friendsters of the Future”, from Vindu Goel. Rhizome, a New York nonprofit group dedicated to supporting and conserving digital art, has developed a prototype of a tool that records the immersive experience of a website or a social network.
- “The Internet Archive’s Map of Book Subjects“, from Mario Klingemann. This map offers an alternative way to browse the 2,619,833 images contained in the Internet Archive’s book collection. It shows 5500 different subjects which have been algorithmically arranged by their thematic relationships.
- “NLM Launches Web Collecting Initiative to Capture and Preserve Selected Ebola-Related Content“; The National Library of Medicine (NLM), has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This initiative is a part of its previously-announced Web content collecting effort, which is guided by the NLM Collection Development Manual and other strategic collecting efforts.
- “Results from the 2013 NDSA U.S. Web Archiving Survey“, from Abbie Grotke. The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is pleased to release a report of a 2013 survey of Web Archiving institutions (PDF) in the United States.