Weekly web archiving roundup: November 26, 2014

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of November 26, 2014:

  • The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion“, by Kate Knibbs.  There’s a good chance somebody out there is working to make sure that version of Pizza Tycoon you were obsessed with in 1994 still exists. And they’re probably breaking the law to do it.

Weekly web archiving roundup: November 19, 2014

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of November 19, 2014:

  • “Capture All the URLs: First Steps in Web Archiving” in Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice“, from Alexis Antracoli, Steven Duckworth, Judith Silva, Kristen Yarmey. As higher education embraces new technologies, university activities—including teaching, learning, and research—increasingly take place on university websites, on university-related social media pages, and elsewhere on the open Web. Despite perceptions that “once it’s on the Web, it’s there forever,” this dynamic digital content is highly vulnerable to degradation and loss.

Weekly web archiving roundup: November 12, 2014

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of November 12, 2014:

  • Digital History Seminar – Interrogating the archived UK web: Historians and Social Scientists Research Experiences“, from Peter Webster, Richard Deswarte, and Gareth Millwood. The UK Web Archive has partnered with the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) in the project ‘Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities Project’ (BUDDAH) where a new research interface is being developed to further academic research into web archives. Peter Webster introduces Web Archiving, the BUDDAH project and the new research interface, and Gareth Millward and Richard Deswarte relate their experiences in using the resource to research the history of disabled people and accessibility on the WWW, and Euroscepticism. Seminar includes streaming video as well as slides from the individual speakers.
  • Digital Archive Lets Web Surfers Travel Back in Time“, by Elizabeth Palermo.  In honor of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web this year, Stanford created a digital archive of its bygone Web pages, some of which were among the earliest pages ever published on the Web.

Weekly web archiving roundup: November 6, 2014

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of November 6, 2014:

  • Archiving the Web: A Case Study from the University of Victoria“, from Corey Davis. This article will provide an overview of web archiving and explore the considerable legal and technical challenges of implementing a web archiving initiative at a research library, using the University of Victoria’s implementation of Archive-it, a web archiving service from the Internet Archive, as a case study, with a special focus on capturing complex, interactive websites that scholars are creating to disseminate their research in new ways.