Weekly web archiving roundup: October 31, 2015

Here’s the weekly web archiving roundup for October 31, 2015. Happy Halloween!

  • This 11-year-old is selling cryptographically secure passwords for $2 each: Girl makes Diceware passwords, rolled with real dice, written by hand, sent by mail.
  • Harvard Law School Launches “Free the Law” Project with Ravel Law To Digitize US Case Law, Provide Free Access: Harvard librarians are creating a complete, searchable database of American case law that will be offered free on the Internet.
  • Thursday 29 October was #NationalCatDay so the UK Web Archive took the opportunity to answer the BIG question that everyone is asking…Who is best: Cats or Dogs?
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation Announces $1.9 Million Grant to Develop Internet Archive Search Engine: The search engine will allow researchers, historians, and others to retrieve data and information from the billions of webpages and websites stored in the Wayback Machine.
  • A couple of weeks ago we posted the link to Adrienne LaFrance’s article in The Atlantic about web ephemerality. The author followed up with a Digg conversation.
  • ESPN Shutters Sports And Culture Site Grantland: Known for its talented writers and in-depth reporting, Grantland was suddenly shut down early Friday afternoon.

Weekly web archiving roundup: October 24, 2015

Here’s the weekly web archiving roundup for October 24, 2015:

  • IMLS and NSF fund web archive research for WS-DL: How these awards support a vision of the future of web archiving.
  • IMLS National Digital Platform Grant Awarded to Advance Web Archiving: This grant will support the project “Systems Interoperability and Collaborative Development for Web Archiving.”
  • Harvard Launches User Research Center: “Evidence-based decision-making is driving change at Harvard.”
  • Top 10 Data Research Tools for Investigative Journalists: What are the bare essentials for an investigative journalist?
  • Orphan Works “Reform”: The Copyright Office’s proposal for orphan works doesn’t fix it, it just makes it different.
  • (The Copyright Office has also released its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan for public comment.)

Weekly web archiving roundup: October 17, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for October 17, 2015:

  • Raiders of the Lost Web: If a Pulitzer-finalist 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can.
  • A Pulitzer is no guarantee: David Rosenthal discusses Adrienne LaFrance’s piece Raiders of the Lost Web at The Atlantic.
  • Free downloadable collection for research purposes: Internet Memory Foundation gives access to Livingknowledge subcollection.
  • Digital Preservation–Magdeburg Germany Trip Report: A summary of a web archiving lecture presented by two members of the Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group.
  • Smarsh Releases Enhanced Web Archiving Solution: Advanced review tools help companies that must supervise web content.


Weekly web archiving roundup: October 10, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of October 10, 2015:

The Web Archiving Roundtable (with a shout out to Cliff Hight for suggesting this to us!) thought perhaps it might be logical for us to walk the web archiving walk by facilitating the preservation of the web resources we direct you to here every week through the weekly roundup. So you’ll see something a little different from here on out: links to both the live version of the resource, and also to the version that has been archived via the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.

  • Five Questions for the Smithsonian Institution Archives’ Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig: Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, electronic records archivist, discusses web archiving at the Smithsonian.
  • When Amazon Dies: What will happen to digital collections of books, movies, and music when the tech giants fall?
  • The rise and fall of text on the Web–a study using Web archives: Was more than my mere impression that websites were beginning to present less text to end-users?
  • Charlotte LGBTQ Archive named for community members: The official name of the The Charlotte (N.C.) LGBTQ Archive honors activists on King, Sue Henry and Blake Brockington.
  • TPDL 2015 in Poznan, Poland: An overview of the 2015 Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) Conference in Poznan, Poland.
  • Ghosts of Internets past–Wrestling with the permanence of the online: “When we tweet, blog and post on Facebook, we gradually plant a dynamic time capsule of our own histories.”

Weekly web archiving roundup: October 2, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of October 2, 2015: