Weekly web archiving roundup: December 20, 2015

Here’s your weekly web archiving roundup for December 20, 2015!

  • Web Archiving–An Overview: The Metropolitan New York Library Council announces the first in a series of webinars on web archiving.
  • These Old-School Internet Browsers Are Like Real-Life Time Machines: A new tool lets you experience the glory—and embarrassment—of the internet of yore.
  • Browsing the ancient Web with an ancient browser: Nicholas Taylor shares some findings after browsing oldweb.today.
  • Questions of ethics at Web Archives 2015: Despite diverse perspectives on web archiving, ethics seemed to be a persistent subject.
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Weekly web archiving roundup: December 13, 2015

Here’s the weekly web archiving roundup for December 13, 2015:

  • The Internet Archive is hosting a telethon! An actual Telethon, hosted and run by Internet Archive employees, in front of a live audience!
  • From Dataverse to Gephi: Network Analysis on our Data, A Step-by-Step WalkthroughReleasing data is only useful if we show people how they can use it.
  • Acquiring at Digital Scale–Harvesting the StoryCorps.me CollectionMeeting the challenge of acquiring tens of thousands of interviews at a time thanks to the ability to harvest them via the web.
  • The Internet Is for Humans, Not RobotsA new study finds people outnumber bots online for the first time in four years. But a closer inspection of the data reveals a more complicated picture of what’s happening on the web.
  • Evaluating the Temporal Coherence of Composite MementosOnly one in five archived web pages existed as presented.

Weekly web archiving roundup: December 5, 2015

Here is the weekly web archiving roundup for December 5, 2015:

  • Data Storage on DNA Can Keep It Safe for Centuries: Recent advances suggest there may be a new way to store the exploding amount of computer data–and for centuries, rather than decades.
  • Building an archive on the Moon (and doing science, too): In theory, an extraterrestrial data archive will pay for some unique science.
  • Recreate the old-school internet with this web browser emulator: Oldweb.today not only shows ancient websites, but lets you visit them with ancient browsers.
  • Why It’s So Important To Understand What’s In Our Web Archives: It is simply impossible to archive the “entire internet” and perfectly preserve every change to every page in existence.
  • IHR workshop on web archiving: An Introduction to Web Archiving for Historians.
  • People, communities and platforms–Digital cultural heritage and the web: Trevor Owens’s opening keynote for the National Digital Forum in New Zealand.