Virtual Joint Section Meeting: Web Archiving & Performing Arts

SAA’s Web Archiving Section and Performing Arts Section will hold a virtual joint section meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 1-2:30 pm CT.

The steering committees invite colleagues to present case studies (up to 10 min) about the intersections between special collections, web archives, and born-digital records in all areas of the performing arts. Possible topics could include:

  • Projects and workflows for archiving web presences and born-digital records of performing arts organizations, artists, and companies, including social media
  • How and why researchers use and interact with performing arts web archives
  • Data computation, analysis, and visualization projects based on performing arts web archives and born-digital records
  • Collection development policy initiatives to incorporate web archives into performing arts special collections
  • Including performing arts web archives in finding aids
  • Reference and engagement work around performing arts web archives and born-digital records
  • Web archiving and post-custodial performing arts archives
  • Performing arts web archives design for mixed audiences/diverse patrons

For consideration, please send a presentation title, brief description (100 words or less), and name(s) of presenter(s) to Performing Arts Section Co-Chair Cecily Marcus ( and Web Archiving Section Chair Melissa Wertheimer ( by July 1, 2022.

Library and Archives Canada Coffee Chat: Video and Slides

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022 the SAA Web Archiving Section was honored to host Library and Archives Canada’s Tom Smyth discussing web and social media preservation.

A video of the coffee chat and presenter slides will be available for a limited time.


Library and Archives Canada Coffee Chat

Presenter Slides

Web and Social Media Preservation Program at the National Library and Archives Canada