Archive-It Partner News, November 2017

November 7th, 2017

by the Archive-It team


Community News

Community Webs partners kick off their program at the Internet Archive

The Community Webs cohort of public librarians kicking off their program at the Internet Archive on November 3.


Community Webs kicks off in San Francisco

The inaugural cohort of 27 Community Webs partners gathered at the Internet Archive last week to meet one another, share their goals, and begin their two-year program to incorporate web archiving into local history collections around the country. Watch this space and the Archive-It blog for updates from the cohort and Internet Archive staff on their progress, lessons-learned, and new open educational resources.


Join the next quarterly update call with Archive-It

The next open-to-all call with Internet Archive Web Archiving Director Jefferson Bailey and Senior Program Manager Lori Donovan will be at 11AM Pacific / 2PM Eastern on Wednesday, November 8. To join us for updates on all things Archive-It in Q3 2017, simply point your web browsers at call time to:


Take the NDSA 2017 Web Archiving Survey

Calling all web archivists: it’s that time again! The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Web Archiving Survey tracks the evolution of web archiving programs and activity in the United States. Any United States organization involved in web archiving or in the process of planning a web archive is encouraged to take the survey before it closes on November 17, 2017. Results and observations from the three previous surveys (2011, 2013, 2016) are available.


Web archiving climate change

Web archivists are meeting ambitious new partners in the nationwide efforts to keep web-based climate information resources online and accessible. A conversation among Archive-It partners about possible scopes, roles, and goals in web archiving climate change and its effects began this summer and will benefit from your input. To catch up with and join this community, start with this new blog post by Archive-It partner Laura Alagna: Web archiving climate change: A call for community documentation strategy.


Remembering 1 October initiative seeks web archive nominations

Partners at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are coordinating with local memory organizations to archive materials related to last month’s tragedy on the Las Vegas strip. To learn more about how they are responding to the event and soliciting contributions from the public, including web-based materials, see the UNLV Special Collections and Archives blog post: Remembering 1 October: A Collaborative Initiative to Document the Tragedy and Response.


Meet Gemma!

Gemma Batson joined the Archive-It team this summer to steward our growing community of partners in Europe, so we took a moment to get to know her, her path to Archive-It, and future plans across the pond: 5 Questions with Program Manager Gemma Batson.


Tech and Training

Vinay at the Wayback Controls

Senior Data Engineer Vinay Goel operates the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive’s annual open house event in October.


Make the most of Archive-It’s Google Analytics integration

Archive-It’s Google Analytics integration provides you with regular statistics on the volume and behavior of visitors to your collections on To explore a rich case study in collecting and parsing out this information, see the new blog post by partners at the U.S. Government Publishing Office: Understanding web archive access and use with Google Analytics: Lessons and questions from the Federal Depository Library Program.


Upcoming and recorded training

The Archive-It Advanced Training webinar series continues with Archiving Social Media on November 14 and our regular Advanced Scoping training on December 5, both at 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern. Please use this form to register for either or both live webinars. Miss a webinar or want to revisit something you learned? Recorded webinars are also available here in the Archive-It Help Center.


A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Athens Regional Library System
Birmingham Public Library
Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Buena Vista University
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Center for Responsible Lending
El Colegio de México
Columbus Metropolitan Library
County of Los Angeles Public Library
Denver Public Library
Forbes Library
Grand Rapids Public Library
Greenpeace España
Henderson District Public Libraries
International Ocean Discovery Program
Internet Society
Kansas City Public Library
Kent State University School of Information
Lawrence Public Library
Marshall Lyon County Library
Metropolitan Library System (Oklahoma)
Molloy College
National Library of Luxembourg
New Brunswick Free Public Library
Patagonia Library
Pollard Memorial Library
Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center
San Diego Public Library
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Towson University
University of Puerto Rico
The Urbana Free Library
Washington University in St. Louis, College of Arts & Sciences
West Hartford Public Library
Westborough Public Library