New report: Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives

April 27th, 2020

by Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, Web Archivist for Archive-It

Logos of Art Libraries Forum partners

The web archiving partners at the Internet Archive and the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) are eager to share Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives: National Forum Report. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a collaborative grant to the team in order to host a national forum event, workshops, and stakeholder meetings, to catalyze collaboration among art libraries in the stewardship of historically valuable art-related materials published on the web. This National Leadership Grant in the Curating Collections program category builds upon prior collaboration between NYARC and the Internet Archive’s Archive-It team to expand web archiving among art and museum libraries and archives.

The Web Archiving Special Interest Group of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) hosted the project team online on April 23, 2020, to present finding and continue soliciting feedback:

Art librarians, archivists, and technologists are encouraged to contact us here for more information about collaborative web archiving opportunities. In the meantime, we look forward to publishing more updates to the Archive-It blog, to the team’s homepage, and to the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.