Archive-It Partner News, July 2018

July 30th, 2018

by the Archive-It team


Community News


Get to know Archive-It

New to Archive-It? Taking on new web archiving duties at your organization? The Archive-It Help Center now includes a handy wayfinding guide that you can use to get started with basic account and collection administration tasks, replete with links to the User Guide, Community Forum, live training, and short recorded tutorials. See it at: Getting to know Archive-It.


Photo of decorative wall hanging by Osa Atoe
Decorative wall hanging by Osa Atoe, Baton Rouge artist and subject of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library web archiving program. Photo by Raegan O. Labat.


On the blog

Partners and web archiving peers had a busy spring building collections, consortia, and their shared resources. Check out these latest stories on the Archive-It blog to learn more about the current trends in descriptive practice, collection development, and collaboration:

Describing web archives: A recap and recording of the Archive-It Advanced Training webinar with presentations of descriptive practices recommended by OCLC’s Web Archiving Metadata Working Group and partners in research libraries and archives.

Creating and following a web collecting policy in a public library: A dispatch from Community Webs partner Emily Ward at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, summarizing the process of refining, implementing, and following a community-focused collection development plan for web archives.

Web archiving and public knowledge: A report back from partners at the Vancouver Library Staff Conference and their panel on the collaborations that make community web archives possible at different scales.


Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a collaborative grant to Archive-It and the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) to catalyze collaboration among art libraries in the stewardship of historically valuable art-related materials published on the web through a national forum event. The grant partners will host a symposium and associated workshops and stakeholder meetings in 2019; watch this space for updates on time and place. In the meantime, we invite all interested to join one of two scheduled webinars in order to learn more about the events, their goals, and how you can contribute. To learn more about the grant, follow updates, and join a webinar, visit our web page: Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives.



Tech and Training


Live and recorded training topics

The Archive-It Advanced Training series returns live at 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern on Tuesday, August 28, with our Advanced Scoping webinar. Register here to join and learn all about the Archive-It web archivists’ favorite crawl scoping rules, recipes, and tricks. Can’t join us on the 28th? All training webinars are recorded and made available for later viewing here in the Archive-It Help Center: Advanced Training Webinars.



See you in DC!


New Conservation Pavilion at the National Zoo

The new Conservation Pavilion at the National Zoo


We’re gathering at the National Zoo on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 14, to commence Achives/Records 2018 with a half-day meeting among Archive-It partners, staff, and friends. See our annual meeting page for more information about the agenda and the space: 2018 Archive-It Partner Meeting.

Registration is absolutely free and lunch will be provided, but please register here by August 3 so we can plan for everyone: 2018 Archive-It Partner Meeting Registration.



A warm welcome to our newest Archive-It Partners!

American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

Boston College Law School

Swedenborg Library, Bryn Athyn College

Canadian Centre for Architecture

Columbia University, School of Professional Studies

Concordia University

Connecticut State Library

East Texas Baptist University

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Indiana University South Bend

The Jones Library

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

McGill University

NetFreedom Pioneers

Newport Historical Society

Plainfield Public Library

Southern Poverty Law Center

University of San Diego

Whitman College