Emerging Leaders in Web Archiving: Interviews between NDSR residents

January 31st, 2014

Last month we featured guest poster Jaime McCurry, current National Digital Stewardship Resident at Folger Shakespeare Library.

She recently interviewed Maureen McCormick Harlow, NDSR resident at National Library of Medicine on her blog. It is an excellent discussion about creating a thematic collection of content archived from the web, detailing the decision making process of selecting URLs to be archived as well as the workflow in assuring the quality of archived websites. In the end, Harlow hopes to develop collections on Eating Disorders, Sexual Assault, and Autism and Alzheimer’s. In her own words:

Web archives are so important because things are changing so often, and the Internet reflects that.  In the course of a year, you can see huge changes in how things are understood just on the Internet.  As I said earlier, I specifically chose topics for which our current understanding is in flux.  I want to be able to collect at a point of change so that future researchers have critical information at this point in time.

Please check out the rest of the interview on Jaime McCurry’s  blog.