The Canadian Association of Research Libraries is thrilled to announce the creation of the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition. Under the auspices of the CARL-initiated Digital Preservation Working Group (DPWG) and Advancing Research Committee, the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition will work to develop an inclusive community of practice within Canadian libraries, archives, and other memory institutions engaged or otherwise interested in web archiving. Participation is open to all individuals involved or interested in web archiving, from within libraries, archives, museums, or other institutions.
From the Call For Participation:
Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web, preserving the collections in an archival format, and then serving these archives for access and use. However, the sheer scale of the web, its ever-evolving technical infrastructure, and the legal, economic, and organizational challenges associated with effectively capturing publicly accessible online content, all represent significant challenges to the web archiving community. And while many institutions in Canada are actively engaged in web archiving activities, no mechanism at the national level has been put in place to enable them to tackle these challenges in a coordinated and systematic way.
Please respond to this call by June 21, 2017.