Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of February 5, 2015:
- “Never Trust a Corporation to do a Library’s Job“, as Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory.
- “Reposting your first profile picture is the latest Facebook craze“, from Caitlin Dewey. As if we needed more opportunities to embarrass ourselves on Facebook, the world’s largest social network is abuzz with a new and questionably worthwhile game: Essentially, you surface your first-ever Facebook profile picture — and then nominate three friends to do the same.
- “Web Archive Management at NYARC: An NDSR Project Update“, from Karl-Rainer Blumenthal. Guest post by Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC).
- “Scottish independence material set for museum expo“, from Martyn McLaughlin. The National Library of Scotland (NLS) is appealing for politicians, campaigners and members of the public alike to donate material relating to last year’s referendum on Scottish independence–including websites.
- “Archive.org MS-DOS Games Archive Lets You Play Nearly 2500 Classic Titles In Your Browser For Free, And Help Preserve Video Game History“, from Steve Buja. Another look at the Internet Archive’s Games Archive: This past Christmas, intrepid games fan Jason Scott released nearly 2500 old MS-DOS games onto the internet for absolutely free.