Web Archiving Roundup: June 2020

Documenting the Now published its Archivists Supporting Activists list, a call to action to archivist and memory workers to help support activists documenting violence by police toward black people.

The IIPC blog was busy this month: National Széchényi Library reports back on another year of web archiving on the blog; summaries of the National Library of LuxembourgNational Library of New Zealand, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France‘s coronavirus collecting; a blog post on the future of playback, specifically discussing pyweb and OpenWayback; announcement of the IIPC training program; discussion of Glam Workbench, which provides researchers with examples, tools, and documentation to help them explore and use the online collections of libraries, archives, and museums; exploration of previous annual meetings since this year’s meeting was cancelled; and reflections of training new web archivists.

IIPC also opened their discretionary funding program, proposals are due September 15.

The UK Web Archive blog discussed their2019 UK General Election web archives; case study on using Webrecorder for UK politician’s social media pages; and WARCnet— “a network is to promote high-quality national and transnational research” of web domains and events on the web.

Call for contributions for the 4th RESAW Conference on June 17-18, 2021 on mainstream vs marginal content in Web history and Web archives due October 15, 2020.

Webrecorder changed its named to Conifer!

Internet Histories has articles on international internet governance in the 1990s; selective disembodiment in the early Wired magazine; history of cyberactivism in Brazil; efficacy of civil society in global internet governance; and Weibo.

https://replayweb.page/ launched, which allows for replay of archived websites in your browser.

Announcement of version 0.80.0 of the Archives Unleashed Toolkit and revamped user documentation.

Archive-it shared the results of their 2020 State of the WARC survey.


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