Category: web archiving

A macroscope for UK web history

In one of the demo sessions at IDCC15, Andrew Jackson from the British Library demonstrated a web archiving service that supports researchers interested in exploring history through the web.  The service aims to offer different ways of searching a…

Web Archive Management at NYARC: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). A tipping point from traditional to emergent digital technologies in the regular conduct of art historical scholarship threatens to leave unprepared institutions and their researchers alike in a “digital black hole.” NYARC–the partnership of […]

Dodging the Memory Hole: Collaborations to Save the News

The news is often called the “first draft of history” and preserved newspapers are some of the most used collections in libraries. The Internet and other digital technologies have altered the news landscape. There have been numerous stories about the demise of the newspaper and disruption at traditional media outlets. We’ve seen more than a […]

All the News That’s Fit to Archive

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. The Library has had a web archiving program since the early 2000s.  As with other national libraries, the Library of Congress web archiving program started out harvesting the web sites of its national election campaigns, followed […]

Results from the 2013 NDSA U.S. Web Archiving Survey

The following is a guest post from Abbie Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead, Library of Congress and Co-Chair of the NDSA Content Working Group. The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is pleased to release a report of a 2013 survey of Web Archiving institutions (PDF) in the United States. A bit of background: from October through […]

Five Questions for Will Elsbury, Project Leader for the Election 2014 Web Archive

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. Since the U.S. national elections of 2000, the Library of Congress has been harvesting the web sites of candidates for elections for Congress, state governorships and the presidency. These collections  require considerable manual effort to identify […]

Welcome to the Wild World of Web Archiving

The following is a guest post by Nicholas Woodward, an Information Technology Specialist and the newest member of the Library’s Web Archiving team. The path that lead me to the Library of Congress was long and circuitous, and it includes everything from a tiny web startup to teaching economics in Nicaragua to rediscovering a passion […]

The MH17 Crash and Selective Web Archiving

The following is a guest post by Nicholas Taylor, Web Archiving Service Manager for Stanford University Libraries. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine has been mentioned in several news articles within the last week  (see here, here and here) for having archived a since-deleted blog post from a Ukrainian separatist leader touting his shooting down a […]

Web Archiving and Preserving the Performing Arts in the Digital Age

The following is a guest post from Gavin Frome, an intern for the Web Archiving Team at the Library of Congress. Performing artists are by necessity a traveling people. They journey far and wide in the pursuit of their respective crafts, working, learning and weaving a fabric of loose cultural connections that help bind people […]

May Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Is Now Available

The May 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! In this issue: Shaking the Email Format Family Tree Interview with Jonathan Sterne: The Meaning of the MP3 Format The Why and What of Web Archives Protect Your Data:  Information Security A Defining Experience:  The Residency Class of 2014 […]