Archive-It Partner News, December 2018

December 5th, 2018

by the Archive-It team

See You in Seattle!


AIT Midwinter Partner Meeting Logo


Join Archive-It partners, Internet Archive staff, and friends in Seattle, WA! We are hosting more partner meetings to reach more people in more places! This mid-year meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, from 9am-1pm, at Benroya Hall in downtown Seattle. Watch the meeting home page for more program details and opportunities to contribute as the date approaches. There is no cost to attend. Please register here to join.


Community News


Join the next quarterly update call with Archive-It

The next open-to-all quarterly call (with special holiday 2018 recapping!) with Internet Archive Web Archiving Director Jefferson Bailey and Senior Program Manager Lori Donovan will be at 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern on Wednesday, January 23. Join at:


Announcing the “Pitch a Collection” contest winners

Archive-It staff asked about the collections that partners would create with just a little extra free data budget. Read the announcement blog post to learn more about them.


Screenshot from the Forbes Library’s History and Community Web Archive

From Wicked to Wedded, a website in the Forbes Library’s History and Community Web Archive


Make it weird

The Forbes Library in Northampton, MA, joined the Community Webs cohort of public libraries in order to “ensure that the perspectives represented in the archive are broader, more varied, and thus more reflective of our small city as it is.” Learn more about how they use web archiving to build local history collections and “make it weird.”


Archiving and describing mass tragedy

Read how partner Tammi Kim used recommendations by the OCLC-RLG Web Archiving Metadata Working Group in order to describe the UNLV Libraries’ new web archive of the shooting tragedy on the Las Vegas strip: Archiving and describing mass tragedy: the Web Archive on the October 1, 2017 Shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.


A national forum for art libraries and curated web archives

The Internet Archive’s Archive-It staff and partners at the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) announced that the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) will host the IMLS-funded national forum, Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives on February 11-12, 2019. See the forum’s home page for more information and updates.


Welcome new teammates at the Archive

Three new teammates joined Archive-It and the Internet Archive’s Web Group this fall. Meet Senior Engineer Madison Scott-Clary, Web Data Engineer Helge Holzmann, and Web Crawl Engineer Connor Walsh in this introduction.


Tech and Training


Release: Archive-It version 6.0

Internet Archive staff have continued developing and releasing new Archive-It web application features and related software tools since the full January 2016 release of Archive-It version 5.0. See the Archive-It 6.0 Release Notes for more information about these enhancements.


Get the latest status updates on Archive-It services

The Archive-It Help Center now includes a simple system status page to keep all partners informed of any system-wide issues or outages. See the announcement, “Introducing a new system status page,” for more information.


Archive-It advanced training series

New recorded webinar: WARC Tools for Management and Preservation

Up next: Stay tuned for more advanced training topics and times in 2019!


Community Calendar


Partner Makiba Foser at JCLC

Partner Makiba Foster presenting her poster on web archiving #HashtaggedSyllabi with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in September.


Catch up with Internet Archive staff and other Archive-It partners at these upcoming events:

December 10-11: Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Membership Meeting – Washington, DC

January 29: Archive-It Partner Meeting at ALA Midwinter – Seattle, WA

February 11-12: Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives – San Francisco, CA

February 12-14: Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Meeting – Mexico City

March 3-6: Electronic Resources & Libraries – Austin, TX

March 20-21: Library Technology Conference (LibTech) – St. Paul, MN


A warm welcome to our newest partners!

99 Antennas
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Free Music Archive
North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
Senator John Heinz History Center
Scottish Poetry Library
Westdeutscher Rundfunk