Web Archiving Roundup: January 22, 2018

Here’s your Web Archiving Roundup for January 22, 2018:

  • A Case for Digital Squirrelsin First Monday, authors Lindsay Kistler Mattock, Colleen Theisen, and Jennifer Burek Pierce look at ‘the myth of YouTube as an archive’ and discuss their ‘recommendations for developing new practices for archiving YouTube content to support scholarly research.’ (Archived link.)
  • An update from Cobwebfrom the University of California Los Angeles, Harvard University, and California Digital Library — and, with a production launch in 2018 — Cobweb seeks to empower ‘specialists, digital curators, and researchers’ by allowing them to ‘establish thematic web archiving collecting projects; nominate web resources for capture; claim nominated web resources with an intention to capture them; and contribute descriptions of those web resources that have been captured.’ (Archived link.)
  • Rhizome receives $1 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundationthe money ‘will support Webrecorder’s implementation in institutional contexts, while upgrading capture and usability for all users.’ (Archived link.)
  • We’re all Bona Fideon On Archivy, Bergis Jules argues that preserving cultural heritage on the web should be an inclusive and community-centered effort. ‘Archiving social media content,’ he writes, ‘should be a shared professional and community responsibility because it not only stretches our resources further, but it can also help to ensure that the records we end up creating are more representative of marginalized people.’ (Archived link.)
  • You still have time to let the International Internet Preservation Consortium know what you need when it comes to web archiving training: fill out this survey, and help the Consortium in its quest to develop materials for all types of training, be it technical, curatorial, or training for practitioners and researchers.
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Web Archiving Roundup: January 8, 2018

Happy New Year, Roundtablers! Here’s your Web Archiving Roundup for January 8, 2018:

  • Meet the Librarians Saving the Internet: at Science Friday, Lauren J. Young profiles a few of the digital librarians who ‘continue to preserve our history’ by navigating ‘through a labyrinth of dispersed personal accounts on the web that have come and gone through time. (Archived link.)
  • Read .supDigital’s interview with Dragan Espenchied, Preservation Director for Rhizome (and Webrecorder.io). Then, read more from Jasmine Mulliken and .supDigital on web archiving. (Archived link.)
  • On their blog, Old Dominion University urges you to Link to Web Archives, not Search Engine Caches. Why? Because ‘Search Engine caches are useful for covering transient errors in the live web, but they are not archives and thus not suitable for long-term access.’ (Archived link.)
  • The Library of Congress will no longer archive every public tweet. Read the Library’s ‘Update on the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress’ here. (Archived link.)
  • The International Internet Preservation Consortium wants to know what you need when it comes to web archiving training. Fill out this survey and help the Consortium in its quest develop materials for all types of training: be it technical, curatorial, or training for practitioners and researchers.
  • Dust off your résumé and sharpen your Python skills: Rhizome seeks a Senior Backend Developer to work on Webrecorder’s backend infrastructure. Applications are due by January 16, 2018, and can be sent to webrecorderjobs@rhizome.org.