Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of June 4, 2015:
- “School Board Meetings to Go Live“, by Rita Robinson. The Laguna Beach Unified School District board voted 3-1 Tuesday to stream public meetings online. The board approved $50,000 for equipment and technology for live-stream-webcasting and archiving school board meetings on the district’s website.
- “Newly-Minted Librarians and Web Archives“, by Nora Ohnishi. Guest post by Nora Ohnishi, a former intern with the Web Archiving Team at the Library of Congress.
- “Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Link Rot?“, by Ernie Smith. Organizations and universities alike have been banding together to prevent important-yet-dated documents from disappearing entirely online.
- “How Broken Hyperlinks Are Screwing Up Science“, by Chris Mills. For most of us, a hyperlink 404ing is a problem fixable with a quick visit to the Wayback Machine (or maybe just taking a walk away from the computer and reflecting on the importance of cat GIFs). But for academics, broken links present a more serious issue.
- “Cutting the cost of digitising the news“. A new cost-effective alternative for large-scale newspaper digitisation is being launched by DL Consulting.