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a little different from here on out: links to both the live version of the resource, and also to the version that has been archived via the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.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.”

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