Archive-It Partner News, May 2016

May 17th, 2016

by the Archive-It Team


An opportunity to help the Archive-It community

Help the Archive-It Community

J.M. Flagg, I Want You for U.S. Army (1917)

We’re developing a new Archive-It Community Forum, where partners will be able to post their questions to the community, share resources, and offer advice using this addition to our Help Center. To make the most of it, we’re looking for a few kind souls to serve as Community Moderators. These forum super-users can facilitate conversations, promote other help resources and conversation threads, and generally serve as liaisons between forum users and Archive-It. Moderators will be identified with a “Community Moderator” badge in the forum, and in recognition of this leadership role will receive accolades on our blog, swag from Internet Archive/Archive-It, and of course the gratitude of the web archiving community!

Please email us at this week if you’d like to participate or have questions! And thank you to those who have already stepped forward! Moderators will engage a short trial and testing period, after which the new features will be available to everyone.


Atlanta Update: CFP and registration open!

Join us in Atlanta!

Greetings from Atlanta Georgia (ca. 1930-1945), Tichnor Brothers Postcard Collection

The Archive-It community will gather for its full-day annual meeting on August 2, 2016, to precede ARCHIVES*RECORDS, the joint conference of the Society of American Archivists and Council of State Archivists. Registration is now open and a preliminary agenda is available on the Archive-It website, at:

We welcome you to submit your proposals for the 2016 Archive-It Partner Meeting. The agenda includes opportunities for Archive-It partners and friends to share their web archiving activities. If you would like to present to the community on your work with Archive-It, please let us know by contacting us directly at:

Attendance is limited, but there is no cost to attend the Archive-It Partners Meeting. This year also marks Archive-It’s 10th anniversary, so we hope to see and celebrate with you in Atlanta!

Community calendar

Whether or not you can make it to Atlanta, you can catch up with the Archive-It team at the following events this summer:

For our latest comings-and-goings, check back early and often with our Community Calendar.


Creating local portals to web archive collections

Maryland State Government Website Archive

Maryland State Government Website Archive

Archive-It partners can point patrons to ready-made portals to their collections at Less well known is that Archive-It also supports institutional portals within our partners’ own web domains. The two options support the goal to offer both global and local access points to partners’ collections. Creating a local portal might then seem like a lot of work, but it needn’t be! All partners can get started by using a tiny snippet of HTML code. The Archive-It team walks through the process and provides examples in it’s latest blog post: Creating Local Portals to Web Archive Collections.

Also on the blog


A warm welcome to our newest Archive-It Partners!

James Madison University
Queens Public Library
University of Hertfordshire


Release notes

Release notes

Robert Lachenmann, Be careful near machinery (ca. 1936-1941)
Work Projects Administration Poster Collection


Partners have long had the ability to crawl, archive, and replay video “watch” pages from, but can now also reliably do the same for videos hosted by the service that are embedded onto other pages in their scope. If you want to capture Vimeo-hosted videos on the pages in your collecting scope, just use the latest scoping rules provided on our Help Center page: How to archive Vimeo videos.


Archive-It’s developers continue to ensure that the 5.0 web application is up to the job of processing and displaying our partners vast data stores quickly and easily! Since the release of the architectural improvements that we announced in March, the developers have refactored the web interface to neatly and consistently display each partner’s data. Rather than toggle between viewing “total” and “new” data in each crawl’s Seeds report, for instance, partners now see all of this information by default.