Archive-It Partner News, April 2021

April 20th, 2021

by the Archive-It team

Archiving the Black Diaspora

Headshots of Makiba J. Foster and Lamar Harris

Makiba J. Foster (left) and Lamar Harris (right)

On April 7th we held an event highlighting the Community Webs program, with a keynote from program member Makiba J. Foster, manager of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, and music by DJ Lamar Harris. In case you missed it, you can watch Archiving the Black Diaspora here.

Community News

Quarterly update call

The next open call with the Internet Archive staff and Archive-It partners will happen on April 21, at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. GMT. All are welcome! Point your web browser here at call time to join.

Archiving the Black Web National Forum

The National Forum for Archiving the Black Web will take place on April 29 and 30, starting at 11 a.m. EDT. Register here to join.

Welcome new teammates

Please help the Archive-It team in welcoming our two newest software engineers, Phil Ehrens and Derek Enos! Read about our newest teammates on our blog here.

More news from COVID-19 collections:

A retrospective with the Archives Unleashed project: Project Manager Samantha Fritz reflects on five years of Archives Unleashed, including achievements and next steps.

NIH is documenting COVID-19 as well as responding to it: Partners at the National Library of Medicine on their extensive work to preserve COVID-19 information from the web.

What do you get when you hand a Master’s student a web archiving program?: A two-part series by University of Illinois’ Grace Moran discussing the merits of involving students in their web archiving. Read Part Two here.

Tech and Training

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An introduction to the WARC file

A cornerstone of web archiving, web archivist Karl-Rainer Blumenthal takes a peek inside the WARC (Web ARChive) file and how it works. Get to know this important digital preservation standard with our latest technology post.    

Reassess your access: Waybackfill and Redirection Service

For the latest Archive-It Advanced Training webinar, web archivists Jillian Lohndorf and Tanya Ulmer reviewed the newest add-on services for boosting access to archived content. It is available to view anytime here

The latest from Archives Unleashed

Our collaborators from the Archives Unleashed project just released some new data and tools for analyzing web archives at scale. Check out the latest release notes and announcement of “Early Web Collections” like Geocities and Friendster.

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A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Australian Off Road
Clyfford Still Museum
Criminology Open Ltd
Kalamazoo College
Wellcome Collection