Archive-It Partner News, March 2018

March 19th, 2018

by the Archive-It team


Community News


IIPC 2018 Winter Olympics Collection logo


Quarterly update call with Archive-It staff and partners

The Internet Archive’s Director of Web Archiving, Jefferson Bailey, and Senior Program Manager, Lori Donovan, will provide the latest updates and take questions from Archive-It partners and friends on Wednesday, April 18. Join us by pointing your web browsers to our Zoom room at 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern: Missed Jefferson and Lori’s 2017 year-in-review from our last call? Or want to revisit anything? You can check back in anytime with the recorded webinar and annotated agenda here in Archive-It’s Community Forum.


Help to build the 2018 Winter Olympics Web Archive

Act now! Today is the final day to nominate URLs for preservation in the 2018 Winter Olympics collection being built by the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC). Websites, individual articles and reports, and social media are welcome. To learn why and how the IIPC collaborates on web archiving projects like the biennial Olympics and other projects, read our recent interview with the IIPC Content Development Group’s Alex Thurman here on the Archive-It blog.

Also on the blogroll…

27 Public Libraries and the Internet Archive Launch “Community Webs” for Local History Web Archiving – An introduction to the partners and an update on the progress building web archiving into public libraries’ local history collections on the Internet Archive’s blog.

The accidental web archive: The Tragedy at Virginia Tech Collection – Partner Roger Christman at the Library of Virginia reflects back on one of the first rapid response web archiving efforts.

Behind the Scenes: Introducing Really Old Website Resurrector (ROWR) – Partner Jessica Venlet at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill describes how her archives brought long offline websites back to life(!) for archiving.

E-Cigarette Marketing Web Archive: Capturing Trends in Advertising – Partner Rachel Taketa at the University of California San Francisco describes the Industry Documents Library’s tobacco and e-cigarette collections and their value to to the history of marketing and advertising.


Join the Internet Archive in testing a new service for people with print disabilities

Is your library a Competent Authority for qualifying users with print disabilities for digital lending services? If so, the Internet Archive invites interested libraries to join in beta testing a new digital lending service for expanding access to books for the the print disabled. See the project description for more details, and a link to a application of interest, in this blog post on the Internet Archive’s website.


Save the Date: Archive-It’s Annual Partner Meeting




Internet Archive staff, Archive-It partners, and friends will meet at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018, the joint annual meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA in Washington, DC. This year’s meeting will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 14. The annual partner meeting is an opportunity for web archivists to meet one another and share their goals, projects, ideas, and questions, so we hope to see you there! Watch this space for more program details and opportunities to contribute as the date approaches.


Tech and Training


Automated scoping rules for select platforms and social media

The latest update to the Archive-It web application automatically adds scoping rules when seeds from select web publishing and social media platforms are added to your collections. You also have the option to add these rules, which automatically update when recommendations change, to existing seeds. To see the platforms and rules included, read Web Archivist Mary Haberle’s Archive-It Community Forum post:: Feature release: Automated scoping rules for select platforms.


Advanced training

The Archive-It Advanced Training webinar series continues on Tuesday, April 3, with a live reprise of our guide to archiving video content. Use this form to sign up for this and future training webinars in 2018. Miss the Archive-It staff’s webinar on their favorite “under the hood” tips and tools in February? Catch up with this and all recorded webinars here in the Archive-It Help Center.


Community Calendar


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

3/21-24: Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) – Chicago, IL
3/22-24: New England Archivists & Archivists Roundtable of New York Joint Meeting – New Haven, CT
3/22-24: National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web – New York, NY
4/11-13: Society of California Archivists Annual General Meeting – Yosemite, CA
4/13-15: California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL) Conference – Redwood City, CA
4/18-21: National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
4/23-24: 2018 Digital Initiatives Symposium, San Diego, CA
4/23-25: Personal Digital Archiving, Houston, TX


A warm welcome to our newest Archive-It Partners!

Catholic University of America Department of Library and Information Science
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
National Archives of the Netherlands
National Central Library of Florence
Road Star Clinic
University of Pittsburgh
Washington and Lee University Digital Humanities Program
Washington University in St. Louis, Newman Numismatic Portal