Archive-It Partner News, December 2021

December 15th, 2021

by the Archive-It team

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Warmest wishes for the 2021 Holiday Season from our team to you and yours!

Community News

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Welcome new team members!

The Web and Data Services team added three new members in the second half of 2021. Please welcome Catherine Falls, Bridget Collings, and Fran Alba to our team! You can read more about what brought them to Archive-It in this blog post.

COVID-19 in local history web archives

Community Webs partners have been web archiving local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic diligently since the start of the pandemic. Web Archivist Karl-Rainer Blumenthal showcases their efforts to date in this blog post.

Community Webs seeking applicants

We’re seeking applicants to join Community Webs on a year-round basis. Cultural heritage organizations in Canada, the US and around the world are encouraged to apply and capture your community through web archiving and Archive-It. Apply online via the Call for Applications.

Quarterly update and Year-in-Review

Join the next open call with the Internet Archive staff and Archive-It partners on January 25, 2022,  at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. GMT. These quarterly open calls include the latest updates and discussion about web archiving and digital preservation technologies and service developments. All are welcome! Point your web browser here at call time to join.

What we’re reading and viewing:

Web Archiving Local Election and Government Websites Partner Ed Busch co-authors this article that emphasizes the value of collecting local election results and details how Michigan State University went about it in this collection.

Community Input for Web Archiving at Small and Rural Libraries Community Webs partner Grace McGann (Moran)  shares how she developed a Collection Policy for Tipp City Library’s web archive.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) Web Archive This 5-minute video shows viewers the NRS web archives and explains their purpose.

Tech and Training

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Vault Digital Preservation Service Pilot Partners

Interested in preserving data with the Internet Archive’s not-for-profit, self-owned and operated infrastructure?  We’re seeking additional partners to join our ongoing pilot to test a new suite of digital preservation services. All data deposited by pilot partners will be preserved and retrievable in perpetuity. For more information and to get in touch, please fill out our interest form.

Analyzing Web Archives

Brock University Library’s Digital Scholarship Lab is offering a free, 2-hour session on how to analyze web archives using Python Libraries on January 18, 2022. Some advanced preparation will be necessary. If you’re interested in joining, you can register here.

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A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Georgetown University
The Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) team at the University of Florida
Region of Peel Archives at PAMA
University of Delaware, Archives & Records Management
University of the Pacific