Archive-It Partner Meeting 2015 Recap

September 30th, 2015

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Partner meeting registration table freebies!

By Sylvie Rollason-Cass

Another year preserving the web and another Partner Meeting in the record books! This year we switched things up a bit and held our Annual Archive-It Partner Meeting in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Our hope was that joining up with SAA would make our meeting more accessible to folks who regularly attend that conference, and with over 70 attendees we think it worked out well!

It’s been a year of change as well as a year of growth for Archive-It and for the Internet Archive. Jefferson Bailey, Director of Web Archiving Programs, started the meeting off with an overview of what’s been going on since our last meeting (including new changes to our team!), and Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships, discussed some of the new and exciting projects that the Internet Archive is involved in. You can read more about those projects at http://blog.archive.org/.

We also heard from eight different partners on everything from starting a web archiving consortium to web archiving metrics to documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak (among other things). Our K-12 Web Archiving intern, JoyEllen Freeman, gave a talk about her experience as ‘Virtual Intern’ – you can read about her experience at the partner meeting (and Cleveland restaurant recommendations) on her blog.  All of the presentations given by partners at the meeting are, as usual, available on our Archive-It Partner Meeting Presentations wiki page.

As you may know, all of our prior partner meetings have been held alongside the Best Practices Exchange conference. For those of you who are used to seeing our team there, never fear, we’ll be holding a meetup session during this year’s conference as well as a reception the evening prior to the conference (Oct. 18th from 5-7 pm). Let us know if you would like to attend the reception by filling out our RSVP form!
We hope to see you at BPE, or at next year’s partner meeting at SAA in Atlanta, GA!