Web Archiving Roundup: January 2020

The Library of Congress Web Archiving Team published a blog post announcing the release of 4,258 new web archives across 97 event and thematic collections. The blog post also details how they made their web resources more discoverable through adding collection pages and adding more description on the collection level.

Niels Kerssens published an article in Internet Histories on legacies in European internet history, specifically Euronet.

Carnegie Hall Archives reported on their work archiving the Carnegie Hall’s websites using Webrecorder. Currently, they have captured the legacy version of the Carnegie Hall Performance History Search and the Games and Listening Guides websites. Webrecorder also published new tutorial videos.

The Boston Globe published an article about the Digital Preservation Coalition’s BitList 2019, the global list of digitally endangered species. The article mentions web archiving, the Internet Archive, and ArchiveTeam.

David Rosenthal reviews Supporting Web Archiving via Web Packaging on his blog and argues that it wastes bandwidth, requires publishers to make decisions that benefit aggregators, cannot safely use cookies or user storage, and has authentication risks.

Samantha AbramsAlexis AntracoliRachel AppelCelia Caust-EllenbogenSarah DenisonSumitra Duncan, and Stefanie Ramsay published an article in the American Archivist detailing a usability study of Archive-It, titled Sowing the Seeds for More Usable Web Archives: A Usability Study of Archive-It. The article synthesizes the feedback on the study and identifies areas of improvement for the Archive-it service.

Lastly, in the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, Gregory Wiedeman details a computer assisted approach to describing web archives by detailing an integration between ArchivesSpace and Archive-It that would automate updated description for new web crawls.