Archive-It Partner News, October 2022

October 19th, 2022

Join Us Online!

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The Archive-It Virtual Partner Meeting returns on November 2, 2022! Partners and peers will meet online via Zoom web conference from 9 a.m. to 12 noon., Pacific. Attendance is free: reserve your digital seat here. You can find the up-to-date agenda for this Virtual Partner meeting on its event page.

Community News

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Screenshot of the COVID-19 Portal homepage.

COVID-19 Web Archive now available

More than 154 web archive collections from over 122 organizations are now available in one convenient portal: ! Read more about what’s in there and the work leading up to this project in this blog post. Learn more about it and associated plans for research opportunities at an informational webinar on Thursday, October 27 at 11 a.m. PDT.

Community Webs collections now available in DPLA

Check out the 4800 archived websites collected by 23 Community Webs partners now available in Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Read more about what brought about this exciting new integration in this blog post.

World Digital Preservation Day

Celebrate all things Digital Preservation on November 3 in a variety of ways listed here by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC). Sing, bake, and take this opportunity to learn more about digital preservation!

Events calendar

Find Internet Archive staff and Archive-It partners at these upcoming in-person and online events:

What we’re reading

  • Archiving COVID-19 Amanda Greenwood offers a comprehensive literature review of web archiving during the pandemic.
  • Creating Order from the Mess Nick Ruest, Sam Fritz, and Ian Milligan from Archives Unleashed propose a reimagining of a traditional finding-aid model for web archives to include computational methods, the generation of derivative datasets, and interactive code-rich notebooks.
  • WARCnet Special Report WARST’s 2022 report identifies the skills, tools, and knowledge required to achieve goals within the web archiving lifecycle and explores the challenges for participation in web archive research.

Tech and Training

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Office Hour Surge

Have any creepy crawls lurking in your account? Have a Web Archivist troubleshoot them for you, one-on-one. We’ve expanded our availability to host more sessions across more time zones. Sign up for a spot during the surge on the week of October 31, surrounding the Virtual Partner Meeting.

2022 – 2023 NDSA Web Archiving Survey

Take the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s (NDSA) 15-minute updated survey that tracks the evolution of web archiving programs in order to understand what institutions are collecting and the kinds of infrastructure these institutions need to support their collecting. The survey’s open until Friday, November 4, 2022.

DPC Competency Framework

Check out the new Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Competency Framework that identifies the skills, knowledge, and competencies required for successful digital preservation. The DPC also offers a new Competency Audit Toolkit to be used as a companion document to the Framework.

NDSA Open Conversation on Digital Preservation systems

Join the NDSA’s Open conversation about the The Effectiveness and Durability of Digital Preservation and Curation Systems report earlier this year. Point your browser here for access on October 26,12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Eastern.

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A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Alexandria Library

Billings Public Library

Denton Public Library

Dundas Museum & Archives

Lacombe & District Historical Society

LIS Department, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri State Senate

Schreiber Public Library

Seosamh Mac Gabhann Summer School

University of Texas San Antonio – Huellas Incómodas