Archive-It Partner News, April 2019

April 15th, 2019

by the Archive-It team

Save the Date: Archive-It in Austin

Annual Meeting Logo

Partners, Internet Archive staff, and friends will meet at ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2019, the joint annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and Council of State Archivists (CoSA), in Austin, Texas. Join us on the afternoon of Friday, August 2 to meet one another and share goals, projects, ideas, and questions, for the coming year of web archiving! Stay tuned and watch this space for more program details and opportunities to contribute as the date approaches.

Community News

Join the Archive-It open call on May 22

We invite you to join the next open call on all things Archive-It with the Internet Archive’s web archiving team at 11AM Pacific (2PM Eastern, 7PM GMT) on Wednesday, May 22. Join us at call time by pointing your web browser to:

Archives Unleashed Datathon participants present their experiments. Photo by Ian Milligan.

Exploring web archives as data

Archivists and researchers met for a “datathon” at George Washington University, to open web archive collections with new discovery and visualization tools. See their final presentation materials here. Thanks to the Archives Unleashed project for organizing, and to the partners at the National Library of Medicine, Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, DC Public Library, and Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library for donating collections!

What we’re reading…

A Public Record at Risk: The Columbia Journalism Review surveys the needs for web archiving in online journalism.

Sorry, This Page Does Not Exist!: An introduction to the Brazilian Presidential Transition Web Archive collaboration.

The Challenge of Preserving the Historical Record of #MeToo: The New Yorker reports on the Schlesinger Library’s growing web archive.

Ghosts in the Machine: Emory University partner John Bence comments on the challenges of social media archiving.

Searching and Using Web Archives: Partner Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig surveys the landscape with examples from the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives.

Tech and Training

A new way to manage, preserve, and share web archive data

The Web Archiving Systems API (WASAPI) introduces sophisticated new tools to access, download, and transfer WARC file data and metadata. Please join us at 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern on Wednesday, May 29, for an Archive-It Advanced Training webinar on WASAPI: Register here. This webinar will be recorded for later viewing in the Archive-It Help Center.

Latest training materials

In case you missed it, you can view a recording of our latest advanced training, Archive-It as a Reference Tool, here in the Archive-It Help Center.

Events Calendar

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

April 17-18: DPLAfest – Chicago, IL

May 2-4: Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) – Pittsburgh, PA

June 5-7: International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference – Zagreb, Croatia

June 19-21: Third RESAW Conference: The Web That Was – Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 19-21: International Conference on the Arts in Society – Lisbon, Portugal

A warm welcome to our newest partners!

East Carolina University
Expatriate Archives Centre
Humboldt State University
iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Marine Biological Laboratory
National Library of New Zealand
Phillips Academy
Publications Office of the European Union
The University of Adelaide
University of Georgia Libraries
Worcester Polytechnic Institute