Archive-It Partner News, February 2021

February 18th, 2021

by the Archive-It team

Seeking pilot partners for new Digital Preservation Services

Screenshot of Archive-It's Digital Preservation Services mock-up

Interested in preserving data with the Internet Archive’s not-for-profit, self-owned and operated infrastructure? We’re seeking partners to pilot a new suite of digital preservation services. Read the announcement for much more information!

Community News

Photographs of the Dia de los Muertos celebration at César Andreu Iglesias Community Garden

César Andreu Iglesias Community Garden Dia de los Muertos [Day of the Dead] Celebration. Captures. November 12, 2020. McLean Library, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Eggplant activism in the web archive

Community gardens and urban farms continue to connect and feed people during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Partner Penny Baker at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is documenting their important support roles across Philadelphia neighborhoods through a web archiving collaboration with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). Learn more about their project and the local sites being preserved on the Archive-It blog.

More news from COVID-19 collections:

Electronic Records Section – Perspectives and Experiences in Collection Development with COVID-19 Content 

U.S. National Library of Medicine – Covid-19 Web Collecting: Reflections at One Year

Tech and Training

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A guide to A/V web archiving with youtube-dl

Preserving web-based media can be a challenge, so it requires some special tools. Our latest technology feature explains how to use and troubleshoot the web archivist’s Swiss Army knife for A/V: youtube-dl.    

New live and recorded training

The Archive-It Advanced Training series returns on March 31 where we’ll discuss how to boost access to archived content through Archive-It’s add-on services: Waybackfill & Redirection Service. Register here to join us. The latest recorded training, an introduction to the state of social media web archiving, is available 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!

Civic Organizations and Bay Area Communities during COVID-19 (CIFAR Project)
Friends of Silverbrook Cemetery
İfade Özgürlüğü Derneği (Freedom of Expression Association)
The Institute of Conservation
Price County Genealogical Society
Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea (SISSCO)
St. Lawrence University
Syracuse University
U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs