Web Archiving Roundup: November 2019

Happy World Digital Preservation Day! Check out the hashtags #WDPD2019 for how institutions are celebrating the day.

In web archiving news…

Check out the #WebArchiveWednesday hashtag on Twitter for web archiving highlights across the world.

Call for papers closes on November 16, 2019 for the first Engaging with Web Archives Conference on April 15-16, 2020 at Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Call for papers closes on December 1, 2019 for the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) General Assembly and the Web Archiving Conference (WAC) in Montréal, from May 11 ̶ 13, 2020.

The #metoo Digital Media Collection at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is available for research.

The Expatriate Archive Centre announces their blog archive.

Web archives as a data resource for digital scholars” by Eveline Vlassenroot et al was published in the International Journal of Digital Humanities.

The Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group at Old Dominion University has had a series of blog posts on web archiving this fall, including a summary of the CEDWARC (Continuing Education to Advance Web Archiving), interaction between search engine caches and web archives, and four part series on content drift in the Library and Archives Canada,  National Library of Ireland, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, and WebCite. They also have launched the Dark and Stormy Archives (DSA) project, which exists to provide storytelling solutions to improve the understanding of web archive collections.

David Rosenthal reviewed the MementoMap Framework for flexible and adaptive web archive profiling.

Webrecorder announces its API and WASAPI support and discontinues its anonymous capturing services.

Archive-it announced its APIs and integrations! Visit the Archive-it help center more detailed information on implementation and documentation.

The Internet Archive also announced the Whole Earth Web Archive, a project to explore ways to improve access to the archived websites of underrepresented nations around the world, Currently, the project consists of archived web content for a sample set of 50 small nations from the Internet Archive’s web archive with a special search and access feature on top of this subcollection and a dedicated discovery portal for searching and browsing.

The Internet Archive has also put into beta testing two new features in the general Wayback Machine: “Changes” and “Collections.” The “Changes” feature allows the user to compare any two captures for additions and deletion. The “Collections” feature provides the user a list of all the collections that this URL is included in. They also expanded the “Save Page Now” tool to include outlinks.

Wikipedia and the Internet Archive have teamed up to link to digitized books in the Internet Archive collections to minimize link rot in Wikipedia’s citations.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s posts to Twitter are the first memes from a government agency to be added to the Library of Congress.

And lastly, a Vice article on making the case for a national register of historic places for websites.

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