Category: web archiving

“Distant Reading” and Web Archiving

The following is a guest post by Andrea Fox, Web Archiving Intern at the Library of Congress. When Abbie Grotke of Web Archiving took me on for an internship, I thought well of myself for a few minutes until realizing I had no clue what Web Archiving was or what it wanted from me. Abbie […]

Happy Birthday, Web!

This is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead and Co-Chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group Yesterday we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web. How many of you can remember the first time you saw a website, clicked on […]

Capturing and Preserving the Olympic Spirit Via Web Archiving

Every two years there is a fresh opportunity for excitement in following the Olympic games – not only for the thrill of the sports themselves, and rooting for hometown heroes, but for the fascination and variety of all the international culture in one place.   And now, there is an effort going on behind the scenes […]

NDSA National Agenda Digital Content Area: Web and Social Media

This is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead and Co-Chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group You may have seen the news on this blog and elsewhere that the National Digital Stewardship Alliance launched the first ever National Agenda for Digital Stewardship last July. One […]

A Logical Employment in Web Archiving

The following is a guest post by Philip Ardery, the newest member of the Library’s Web Archiving team. I can trace my interest in computers and technology back to a single factor of my childhood: my family’s perpetually faulty home internet connection. While my multitude of siblings continually cursed and physically writhed over the frequent […]

Anatomy of a Web Archive

The following is a guest post by Nicholas Taylor, Web Archiving Service Manager for Stanford University Libraries. I’m inclined to blame the semantic flexibility of the word “archive” for the fact that someone with no previous exposure to web archives might variously suppose that they are: the result of saving web pages from the browser, […]

Archiving Web Content? Take the 2013 NDSA Survey!

The following is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead and NDSA Content Working Group Co-Chair. Are you or your employer involved in archiving web content? If so, you may be interested in the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s (NDSA) 2nd biannual survey of U.S. organizations that are actively involved […]

Moving on Up: Web Archives Collection Has a New Presentation Home

This is a Guest Post by Abbie Grotke, the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead and Co-Chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group. We’re excited to finally announce something a team of Library staff has been involved with for over a year now – a big project to integrate the Library’s web archives […]

Step One, Fit In: Finding a Place for Web Archiving

Web archives are unique in digital library collections. They contain numerous formats, versions and content types. Acquiring, preserving and providing access to web archives often required specialized software, processes and skills. These factors can make it difficult for organizations to embark on web archiving and integrate web archiving into existing library departments and services. The […]