Here’s your post-Thanksgiving Web Archiving Roundup for November 26, 2017:
- Tragedy Response Initiative Task Force: the Society of American Archivists seeks volunteers for a new Task Force that will ‘create and compile material for ready accessibility by archivists who are facing a sudden tragedy and explore the feasibility of creating a standing body within the Society of American Archivists that would update documentation as needed and serve as a volunteer tragedy response team.’ Those interested in serving on the Task Force should complete the Task Force Volunteer Form by Wednesday, December 6.
- Tragedy Glyphs: In presenting a subset of data collected from Twitter after the Las Vegas Shooting, Thomas Padilla reminds us that the ‘critical thinking driving efforts of this kind aim to support nothing less than the ability to make meaning of the things that happen to us.’ (Archived link.)
- Surfing the Web … Archive! National Records of Scotland has launched its Web Continuity Service, which aims to contribute to the ‘development of Scotland’s national archive collection and support the Scottish Government’s transparency agenda.’ Read more about the Service here, and check out the program’s Selection Policy here. (Archived link.)
- Collecting Web Comics and Culture: A look at two web collections — the Webcomics Web Archive and the Web Cultures Web Archive — at the Library of Congress. (Archived link.)
- And, mark your calendars! The International Internet Preservation Consortium’s General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference will be held at the National Library of New Zealand in November of 2018. (Archived link.)