Archive-It Partner News, September 2017

September 18th, 2017

by the Archive-It Team


Expanding Web Archiving in Canada


COPPUL and OCUL logos


Welcome to our newest partners north of the border! The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) have joined forces in a multi-consortial offering of Archive-It. Working together, COPPUL and OCUL institutions are considering ways that they can significantly expand web archiving in Canada. Read the full story on the Internet Archive’s blog.



Community News


An extremely clever reference

This Archive-It Goes to 11, 2006-2017


Catch up with web archiving presentations from Portland

About sixty(!) Archive-It partners and their peers gathered in Portland this summer to compare notes, share progress, and pose questions for the year to come in web archiving. If you could not join us in person this year, or if you ever want to revisit something that you learned in the room, visit this page in the Archive-It Help Center for all of the presenters’ materials as well as audio recordings of their talks. Thanks again to all of those who volunteered to stir the pot this year, and especially for recording your talks for your far-flung colleagues!

Archiving #Charlottesville

Partners at the University of Virginia Library are collecting, archiving, and preserving original materials related to the August 12 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville and community responses, including born digital materials. If you know of web sources that belong in this collection, you can nominate them through this form. Interested in leveraging web archiving tech to document and preserve events in your local communities? Don’t hesitate to reach out the Archive-It team at ait [at] archive [dot] org for help with creating collections and connecting with your colleagues locally and globally.

Bringing art history to the web archive

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) brings together the scope, resources, and know-how of librarians among New York City’s leading museum libraries. To learn how they applied their collaborative approach to developing, managing, and preserving art historical web archives, read the latest Archive-It blog post on collaborative web archiving: From local to global, NYARC’s networks bring art history to the web archive.

Quarterly update calls with the Archive-It team

All are invited and welcome to join the next in Archive-It’s quarterly series of updates with Internet Archive Director of Web Archiving Jefferson Bailey and Senior Program Manager Lori Donovan. You may join our final call of 2017 at 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern on Wednesday, November 8, by simply pointing your web browser to: Miss our last call? Check in anytime with the agenda, notes, and add your comments or questions here in the Archive-It Community Forum.

Community Calendar

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



Tech and Training


"An education for you..."

J.P. Wharton, (1919). An Education for You…, North Carolina Digital Collections


Archive-It upgrades to Elasticsearch

We are pleased to announce the release of Archive-It’s new full-text search software powered by Elasticsearch. This release enhances the search experience for patrons and partners by producing faster results, improved relevancy ranking, and stronger reliability when searching the full-text index of archived web pages. And since this is an infrastructural change, partners who use them will see the improvements immediately through their custom search portals or OpenSearch queries without having to change a thing! To learn more about the new full-text search software, including how it determines relevancy and displays results, please visit this page in the Archive-It Help Center.

Improvements to Archive-It crawl report data

We are also very excited to announce the release of our new and improved back-end reporting infrastructure for crawl data. This is another “behind-the-scenes” change that should mostly appear to partners in the form of faster and more reliable access to information, but you might also notice a few small changes to the typical post-crawl report as well. To see and understand these changes, catch up anytime with this announcement in the Archive-It Community Forum.

More recorded and live trainings

Archive-It’s advanced training webinar series continues! Thanks to all who have attended already, given us good feedback, and suggested topics for future training. In response to your suggestions, we’ll host an advanced training on Social Media Archiving with Archive-It on Tuesday, November 14. Our regular advanced training webinar on Scoping Archive-It Crawls will return on Tuesday, September 19. Use this form to sign up for either or both! Missed a live training? Don’t forget that you can always catch up with the recordings, including our most recent Quality Assurance training, here in the Archive-It Help Center.



A warm welcome to our newest Archive-It Partners!

Duke University Medical Center Archives
Lakehead University
Laurentian University
Memorial University Libraries
Microsoft Archives
Oregon Health & Science University
Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services
Scholars Portal
University of Guelph
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
University of Western Ontario
Vancouver Island University