Archive-It Partner News, February 2023

February 15th, 2023

by the Archive-It Team

Community News

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Case study: The Romance Fiction Web Archive

Librarian Maura Seale and researcher Steve Ammidown introduce the University of Michigan’s Romance Fiction web archive collection here on the Archive-It blog. Learn how the collection grew and adapted as a spontaneous case study in preserving community responses to white supremacy on the web. 

Register now: Join Community Webs in Chicago!

Community Webs members and invited guests will convene for a day of presentations, discussion, and networking June 27, 2023. The event will coincide with the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago. Learn more and register here to join us.

Community calendar

You can also catch up with Internet Archive staff, web archiving partners, and peers at these upcoming events:

What we’re reading:

  • Revisiting Web Rings – Technical Lead Andy Jackson traces the history and legacy of these distributed and community-built networks in the UK Web Archive.
  • It Takes a Village to Raise an Archive – An historian’s treatise on web archives as critical sources in collaborative scholarship by Daniela Major, a researcher in the digital humanities at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. 
  • NASIG Model Digital Preservation Policy – The new tool from the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) includes key prompts to consider for web archiving clauses in institutional digital preservation policies.

Tech and Training

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Vault release notes

The Internet Archive upgraded its Vault digital preservation repository service to version 0.7.0 in February. Read the release notes for a peek into the latest features for pilot partners and what’s on deck as we prepare for wider releases.

Check the Help Center for the latest updates and support

A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Brigham Young University – Idaho
Colorado College
DC History Center
Ogier Legal Shared Services Limited
Old Bridge Residents
Plainfield Garden Club
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club