Weekly web archiving roundup: September 10, 2015

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

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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