Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of May 28, 2015:
- “MoMA.org Turns 20: Archiving Two Decades of Exhibition Sites“, by Seth Persons. Blog post discussing the NYARC team’s efforts to archive MoMA’s online presence since the beginning of 2014 and some of the challenges these sites pose.
- “A New Interface and New Web Archive Content at Loc.gov“, by Abbie Grotke. Recently the Library of Congress launched a significant amount of new Web Archive content on the Library’s Web site, as a part of a continued effort to integrate the Library’s Web Archives into the rest of the loc.gov web presence.
- “The K-12 Web Archiving Program: Preserving the Web from a Youthful Point of View“, by Butch Lazorchak and Cheryl Lederle. If you believe the Web (and who doesn’t believe everything they read on the Web?), it boastfully celebrated its 25th birthday last year. Twenty-five years is long enough for the first “children of the Web” to be fully-grown adults, just now coming of age to recognize that the Web that grew up around them has irrevocably changed.
- “In sticker art, a universe exists between art for art’s sake and commercial promotion“, by Andy Sturdevant. Compared to the ephemerality of the Internet, the ephemerality of the humble street sticker seems geologic in scale.
- “The race to preserve disappearing data“, by Bina Venkataraman. Vint Cerf, a founding father of the Internet, warned at a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science that our era is in danger of becoming a “digital dark age,” from which we’ll leave our progeny too little information to grasp their history. But who is responsible for bearing the cost of preserving digital artifacts and knowledge for the future? And how do we determine what’s worth saving?