Web Archiving Roundup: June, 2019

This month the Sunlight Foundation, an organization advocating for open government, published an article on the weaknesses in Federal Agencies’ archival practices.

Catch the livestream recording from the IIP Web Archiving Conference.

You can now take a look at the slides from Ian Milligan & Nick Ruest’s presentation on the Archives Unleashed Cloud Project at IIPC Web Archiving Conference.

Both paper and presentation slides on Judging Visual Correspondence in Web Archives are now available. This presentation was done by Brenda Reyes Ayala at the ACM/IEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL).

The Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group at Old Dominion University has posted a trip report on the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL).

Rhizome recently announced an opportunity for Webrecorder users and community members to financially support Webrecorder, some of the benefits include full range of tools and expanded storage for web collections.

Check out this i-D magazine article on the case for archiving our digital lives.

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Web Archiving Roundup: May, 2019

UPDATE – Join the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting during ALA Annual 2019 for a presentation and Q&A on the Library of Congress Web Archiving Program on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 9:00-10:00AM at the Marriott Marquis.

Now accepting nominations for the SAA Web Archiving Section’s 2019-2020 Steering Committee: https://www2.archivists.org/groups/web-archiving-section/now-accepting-2019-2020-steering-committee-nominations.

Registration for the IIPC Web Archiving Conference ends May 24. The conference will be hosted by the National and University Library of Croatia in Zagreb, which coincides with the 15h anniversary of the Croatian Web Archive (HAW).

For members of the Digital Preservation Coalition, the DPC Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force is inviting delegates to a meeting on July 18, in London. The meeting is free for DPC members, registration ends July 10.

IIPC Content Development Group is asking for contributions to their Climate Change Collection, and their Artificial Intelligence Collection.

Ben Els, Digital Curator at the National Library of Luxembourg, gives us a glimpse not the effort to capture the Luxembourg elections.

Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives at the American Historical Association, strikes a cord on the challenges of scale in an article titled Data Overload.

The Atlantic has an article on the implication of AI vacuum cleaners from tech companies.

You can now read the paper presented at the 2018 World Library and Information Congress by the Library of Congress, the paper is titled Institutions as Social Media Collector: Lessons Learned from the Library of Congress.

The National Library of the Netherlands has recently launched a collection of archived websites from the Chinese Community in the Netherlands.

ECAL (École cantonale d’art de Lausanne) has launched a website called Information Mesh celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web.

Web Archiving Roundup: February, 2019

You can still register for AASLH’s webinar Web Archiving: What, Why, and How, the webinar will take place on February 28 @3:00pm EST.

Archive-It will host an advanced training session on February 26 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada), the session will focus on Archive-It as a Reference Tool.

The National Videogame Foundation in collaboration with Bath Spa University and funded by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust, released a White Paper titled Game Over? Curating, Preserving and Exhibiting Videogames.

Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian, has an article in The Economist about digital preservation.

Ilya Kreymer, Webrecorder Lead Developer, shares his Code4Lib 2019 presentation slides.

A new release of web crawler project Heritrix 3 is now available.

Middlebury Facebook group Middlebury Memes for Crunchy Teens to be archived by Special Collections.

PhD candidate Rhiannon Lewis writes a response to the DPC’s Briefing Day on web archiving for community and individual archives.

New version of Web Archiving Integration Layer (WAIL) for macOS is now available.

Shawn M. Jones writes a blog post for the Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group at Old Dominion University regarding Google+ shutting down.

Stanford Libraries receives a $25 million grant to preserve Silicon Valley Archives

PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive, initially established by the National Library of Australia celebrates its 10 year anniversary.

Web Archiving Roundup: October 23, 2018

Yes, we’re back! (you’re welcome)

It’s been a while since our last roundup so we thought it would be a good idea to do a quick recap. The SAA Web Archiving Section recently held elections for the Steering Committee for vice chair, secretary, education coordinator, communications manager, and student member. The newly appointed members are:

Emily Ward, Digital Archivist, East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

Julia Corrin, University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Education Coordinator

Kelsey O’Connell, Digital Archivist, Northwestern University
Secretary

Elisa Landaverde, Metadata Librarian, Michigan State University
Communications Manager

Louise LoBello, Archives Student, Rutgers University
Student Member

We are currently working on updating our microsite so stay tuned for our new look.

And now for our October roundup, here are some web archiving highlights:

Weekly web archiving roundup: September 10, 2015

Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of September 10, 2015:

Letter to Facebook

On Wednesday, August 5 SAA President Kathleen Roe sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook Board of Directors urging them to “add functionality that allows a page owner to download the contents of his/her page(s). This would allow archival institutions to accept donations of this material…” This letter was drafted and edited by the Web Archiving Roundtable’s membership and steering committee. Please read the letter attached below.

Letter to Facebook_SAA

Be on the lookout!

As we start anew in 2014, the Steering Committee of the Web Archiving Roundtable is looking for ways to serve roundtable members as effectively as possible.  To that end, be on the lookout for a survey we’ll be sending out later this month.

Also coming up soon will be a weekly web archiving roundup–news and announcements relevant to the web archiving community, presented here each Wednesday afternoon.  You can submit items to be included in the roundup by sending them to Benn Joseph, Web Liaison (b-joseph@northwestern.edu), or just post to the discussion list.  If you’re not already on the list, you can join by clicking the “Join/Leave” link here.

Happy 2014!

About this blog…

This blog will feature posts by members and contributors on topics that would be of interest to  roundtable folks.  We will also use this blog to share updates about the roundtable’s activity in SAA, including our first meeting at SAA 2013 in New Orleans.  Brief news items and other links will be shared via our Twitter account WebArch_RT with occasional cross-posting to the blog.

If you have any suggestions for posts or links, please let us know in the comments!

Upcoming additions to the site include:

  • Events page: chronological list of upcoming web archiving-related events
  • Collections page: an informal directory of web archives collections

Thanks,

Tessa

Welcome to our new blog!

Our roundtable was officially approved by the Society of American Archivists Council in January 2013.  This blog will serve as a place for us to share news, upcoming events, and discuss all things web-archiving related.  As we work to get started, please sign up for our mailing list here.  You don’t need to be a member to sign up for the list! You can also view our mission statement and the list of RT members.

Our official SAA microsite will be up and running shortly, and we’ll update that page with official announcements, meeting minutes, and other administrative information.

Thanks again to all of the folks who made this roundtable possible!

Tessa Fallon, Chair

Trevor Alvord, Vice Chair