August 4, 2015

Spain: Legal Deposit of Online Content Gets Go Ahead

Here’s an edited version of an announcement about the just approved introduction of legal deposit of online materials from a National Library of Spain (BNE) announcement translated using Google Translate. The original version of the announcement (in Spanish) is available here. In the new technological environment, marked mainly by the preeminence [of the] Internet as […]

“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

Findings From New Survey Offer a Look at Web Archiving Projects in the U.S.

From The Signal (Digital Preservation Blog from Library of Congress): The NDSA Content Working Group, one of the five working groups of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance focuses on identifying content already preserved, investigating guidelines for the selection of significant content, discovery of at-risk digital content or collections, and matching orphan content with NDSA partners […]

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 […]