A few quick links on web archiving topics
- SAA joins 60 other organizations and signs letter to the Office of Management and Budget about removing online government information.
- Kalev Letaru, from the GDelt project, writes in Forbes about “Why aren’t we doing more with our web archives?“
- The recent presidential transition has led to multiple news stories about web pages and data being removed from government websites.
- Web archiving activity around government websites
Jefferson Bailey, Director, Web Archiving Programs at the Internet Archive will be presenting the first webinar of 2017 for the Web Archiving Section of the Society of American Archivists.
Description: This webinar will provide a basic introduction to the many existing, and emergent, APIs specific to web archives and web archiving. Topics covered will include an overview of the role of APIs in the web archiving lifecycle, examples of APIs that exist for querying public web archives, and examples of collection and content specific APIs for use by curators and researchers. The webinar will demonstrate some basic examples for querying APIs and associated tools. Lastly, the webinar will present the work of the IMLS-funded WASAPI project (Web Archiving Systems APIs) which is developing APIs for the exchange of preservation web data and exploring models for API-based systems interoperability in web archiving.
Day: March 8, 2017
Time: 1pmEST/12pm Central/10am PST
Where: Online via WebEx
If you are interested in attending the webinar, we ask that you RSVP via this online form so that we can plan accordingly. We will send registered attendees a link to access the webinar in advance of March 8, 2017.