Archive-It Partner News, May 2017

May 1st, 2017

by the Archive-It Team

Community News

Neal Douglass, [Man and Woman Reading Newspaper] (1940), Austin Public Library


Read all about it!

The open access Journal of Western Archives surveys the state of web archiving in a new special issue that includes examples of program implementation, development, collaboration models, and descriptive practices from many Archive-It partners and friends. You can read them all here on JWA’s website and discuss them with your colleagues in the Community Forum.

Open call on all things Archive-It

All partners are welcome to join an open call with the Internet Archive’s Director of Web Archiving, Jefferson Bailey, for updates on Archive-It developments, projects, and Q&A, at 11AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern, on Wednesday, May 24. To join the call, simply point your web browser to:

Upcoming training

The Archive-It Advanced Training series of webinars reconvenes on Tuesday, May 2, with a special session devoted to accessing web archives. Access to Archive-It Collections will feature use cases, how-tos, and ideas from the Archive-It partner community. Join us to learn directly from your colleagues about “out of the box” options for access portals, APIs for more customized access points, and analytical tools. The series will then continue on Tuesday, June 13, with a repeat of the popular Advanced Scoping webinar. Hope to see you there! And don’t forget to check in on our new Video Training Curriculum to learn or review the basics.


Join us in Portland

Sunset on the Columbia, Portland, Oregon, Tichnor Brothers Collection

The Archive-It web archiving community will gather for a full-day meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, to precede ARCHIVES 2017, the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in Portland, Oregon. Registration is now open and a call for participation is available on the Archive-It Partner Meeting Microsite.

Have ideas, accomplishments, updates, or questions to pose to the community? Great! This year’s agenda includes opportunities for Archive-It partners and friends alike to share their web archiving and related activities in short presentations, informal discussion groups, and other formats. To propose an addition to the agenda, simply contact the Archive-It Team at: aitmeetings [at] archive [dot] org

There is no cost to attend, however space is limited, so please let us know if you can join us this year in the City of Roses!


Release Notes

Harold E. Edgerton, Pigeon Release (1965), Smithsonian American Art Museum


New API for exploring Archive-It captures

Anyone and everyone may now access Archive-It’s Wayback index using its CDX/C API. This API provides a new access point to the index of all web captures recorded by Archive-It partners at the document level, and is queryable by collection, providing plain text information about each new record as it is added to a collection. To learn more about how this tool can be applied to enhance access layers, quality assurance, and other explorations into web archives, see the Archive-It Community Forum post: How (and why) to use Wayback’s back-end index.


Community Calendar

Look for Archive-It team members at these upcoming events:


A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Auraria Library
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Caltech Library
DC Public Library, Special Collections
Mt. San Antonio College
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
University of Arizona Libraries
University of Nebraska-Lincoln