November 17, 2014

“The Memory of a Nation in a Digital World” by Dame Lynne Brindley

From an Op/Ed in New Statesman by Dame Lynne Brindley (CEO of The British Library): It has been estimated that less that 1 per cent of all online activity related to the London Olympics will be saved. Future generations of researchers will also search in vain for much of the reaction to major events such […]

Conference Presentation: “HIVE for LC Web Archives: Web Archives and Automatic Subject Indexing”

Presentation Given at: International Internet Preservation Consortium 2012 General Assembly; Washington DC, May 2012 By: Rick Fitzgerald, Library of Congress Libby Dechman, Library of Congress Craig Willis, Metadata Resource Center, University of North Carolina Direct to Presentation (18 Slides; PDF) See Also: All Presentations from the International Internet Preservation Consortium 2012 General Assembly

Digital Archiving Documents and Web Sites at the Stanford University Libraries

From the The Stanford Daily: In the face of challenges posed by an increase in social media, archivists at the Stanford University Libraries have adapted new technologies to digitally archive a traditionally community-driven database of Stanford documents. Library Archivist Daniel Hartwig said that documents have been traditionally collected from Stanford staff or alumni who feel […]

"The First Decade of Web Archiving at the Library of Congress"

From a Guest Blog Post by Abbie Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead at the Library of Congress (via The Signal) Eleven years ago, the Library of Congress established a pilot web archiving project to study methods to evaluate, select, collect, catalog, provide access to and preserve at-risk born digital content for future generations. We could […]

New Research Paper: "How Much of the Web is Archived?"

“How Much of the Web is Archived?” (3 pages; PDF) by Scott G. Ainsworth, Ahmed Alsum, Hany SalahEldeen, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson Presented at JCDL 2011 Earlier This Month From a Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group (Old Dominion University) Blog Post: There are many questions to ask about web archiving […]

New Report From National Library of France: "Internet Archive: Forecast Study About Perceptions and Expectations of Potential Users"

From an Overview Paragraph: Since 2006, the BnF (National Library of France) has been responsible for the legal deposit of internet resources. Automatic harvesting is performed 24 hours a day by the digital legal deposit service. Resources collected are available on a trial basis at the Research Library. During this experimental phase, it was important […]

Web Archiving: Cornell Selects Archive-It to Capture and Preserve 8 Million University Web Pages

From The Cornell Daily Sun: Internet Archive will begin preserving Cornell’s online content starting this month after the University signed a contract with the Internet archiving company in March. Internet Archive will create an archive of Cornell’s entire web space — approximately eight million documents — by capturing HTML coding, images, PDFs and links to […]

Issue #13 of The Code4Lib Journal Now Online

Several articles in this issue focus on library use of mobile technologies. Direct to the Complete Table of Contents Here are direct links to four articles. Three dealing with mobile and the fourth about archiving web material using the the Memento protocol. Memento is an award winning “technical framework” that can help make finding and […]

Now Available: Living Web Archives (LiWA) Newsletter #3 Summarizes Results and Findings of Project

Note: The final LiWA project review took place in Luxembourg on March 11th, 2011. From the Newsletter: Web content plays an increasingly important role in the knowledge-based society, and preservation and longterm accessibility of Web history have high value. The European funded project LiWAs looked beyond the pure “freezing” of Web content snapshots for a […]

Online Archive of University of Michigan Web Sites, Pages Now Publicly Available

The California Digital Library (CDL)  has announced that the University of Michigan Web Archive curated by Nancy Deromedi and Michael Shallcross was recently made publicly access on the web. The Bentley Historical Library (BHL) at the U. of Michigan partners with CDL’s Web Archiving Service. From a CDLInfo Post: The University of Michigan Web Archive contains 490 archived sites from the umich.edu […]