Category: web archiving

Five Questions for the Smithsonian Institution Archives’ Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a supervisory digital projects specialist at the Library of Congress. In February of this year I wrote a post here about an collaborative effort of representatives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Government Publishing Office (GPO), and the Library of Congress to work […]

Cooking Up a Solution to Link Rot

This post is cross posted on the blog of the Law Library of Congress, In Custodia Legis, which is an excellent source of information on current legal trends and materials from the Library’s collections pertaining to the law. It is a guest post by the Law Library’s managing editor, Charlotte Stichter. When Charlotte is not […]

Dodge that Memory Hole: Saving Digital News

Newspapers are some of the most-used collections at libraries. They have been carefully selected and preserved and represent what is often referred to as “the first draft of history.” Digitized historical newspapers provide broad and rich access to a community’s past, enabling new kinds of inquiry and research. However, these kinds of resources are at […]

A New Interface and New Web Archive Content at Loc.gov

The following is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Lead Information Technology Specialist on the Web Archiving Team, Library of Congress. Recently the Library of Congress launched a significant amount of new Web Archive content on the Library’s Web site, as a part of a continued effort to integrate the Library’s Web Archives into the […]

The K-12 Web Archiving Program: Preserving the Web from a Youthful Point of View

This article is being co-published on the Teaching With the Library of Congress blog and was written by Butch Lazorchak and Cheryl Lederle. If you believe the Web (and who doesn’t believe everything they read on the Web?), it boastfully celebrated its 25th birthday last year. Twenty-five years is long enough for the first “children […]

Newly-Minted Librarians and Web Archives

The following is a guest post by Nora Ohnishi, a former intern with the Web Archiving Team at the Library of Congress. My name is Nora Ohnishi, and I will graduate with my Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas in May. I began working for The Library of Congress […]

Users, Use Cases and Adapting Web Archiving to Achieve Better Results

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. In a blog post about six months ago I wrote about how the Library of Congress web archiving program was starting to harvest “general” internet news sites such as Daily Kos, Huffington Post and Townhall.com, as […]

Archiving the Personal Digital Documents of Congress

By early December 2014, a Congressional election year, newly elected Members of Congress were preparing for public service as outgoing Members were ending their public service and attending exit briefings. At an event sponsored by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, the December 3rd “Life After Congress” seminar, Robin Reeder, Archivist of the […]

One Size Does Not Always Fit All

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. Recently, I talked with Kristen Regina, Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in northwest Washington and Jaime McCurry, Digital Assets Librarian, about workflows and issues for web archiving, an […]

Introducing the Federal Web Archiving Working Group

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. “Publishing of federal information on government web sites is orders of magnitude more than was previously published in print.  Having GPO, NARA and the Library, and eventually other agencies, working collaboratively to acquire and provide access […]