Weekly web archiving roundup: August 14, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of August 14, 2015:

Roundtable meeting agenda for SAA 2015

Web Archiving Roundtable meeting agenda

3-4:30 PM

Room 26C (Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114)


Business meeting (3-3:25)

3-3:05        Opening remarks/welcome

3:05-3:10    2014-2015 recap

3:10-3:15        Webinars

3:15-3:20        Web Archiving Link Roundup

3:20-3:25    2015-2016 Look ahead

      • Introduction of new Steering Committee Members
      • Call for participants, Best Practices Toolbox committee
      • Call for nominations for Secretary


Speakers (3:30-4:30)

3:25-3:45    Rosalie Lack will speak about transitions from CDL’s Web Archiving Service

(WAS) to Archive-It

3:45-4:10    Karl-Rainer Blumenthal will present on quality assurance for web archives

4:10-4:25    Nicholas Taylor will facilitate further discussion on quality assurance

4:25-4:30    Thank yous/Wrap-up

Letter to Facebook

On Wednesday, August 5 SAA President Kathleen Roe sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook Board of Directors urging them to “add functionality that allows a page owner to download the contents of his/her page(s). This would allow archival institutions to accept donations of this material…” This letter was drafted and edited by the Web Archiving Roundtable’s membership and steering committee. Please read the letter attached below.

Letter to Facebook_SAA