Archive-It Partner News, June 2019

June 13th, 2019

by the Archive-It team

Archive-It in Austin

Photo of the AT&T Conference Center in Austin

The AT&T Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

All Archive-It partners and friends are welcome to join an afternoon meeting on Friday, August 2, 2019, to share web archiving ideas, questions, tech, and more. The meeting coincides with ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019, the joint annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and Council of State Archivists (CoSA), in Austin, Texas. A reception will follow immediately afterwards, co-hosted with our friends from ArchivesSpace.

Details are available and will be continuously updated on the partner meeting’s webpage. There is no cost to attend, however space is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience and we’ll save you a seat! To propose talk and discussion topics, reach out to the Archive-It team directly at: aitmeetings [at] archive [dot] org.

Events calendar

You can also catch up with Internet Archive staff and other Archive-It partners at these other upcoming events:

Community News

Welcome Pete and Madeline!

The Internet Archive’s Web Group welcomed two new members this spring: Technical Support Specialist Pete Mitchell and Partner Coordinator Madeline Carruthers. Archive-It partners will get to know both early and well through their direct technical and administrative support. In the meantime please join us in saying: Welcome Pete and Madeline!

Photos of Pete Mitchell and Madeline Carruthers

New recruits Pete Mitchell (left) and Madeline Carruthers (right)

What belongs in a community web archive?

With the sheer vastness of the resources available on the web, how does a local history collection decide what it needs to collect for its community’s future? Web Archivist Sylvie Rollason-Cass reviews how public libraries are making these decisions and shares example policies in her new Archive-It Blog postWhat belongs in a community web archive? New collecting guidelines and examples from Community Webs partners.

What we’re reading…

  • Archiving the Local Web: American Libraries reports from DPLAfest 2019 with Community Webs partners from the Internet Archive, Birmingham Public Library, and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
  • ArtSlant Archive: Website ArtSlant announces that its years of artist interviews, profiles, exhibition and gallery records will be archived by the Library of Congress and New York Art Resources Consortium.
  • Distinctive Collections opens web archives to the public: Partner Joe Carrano announced the opening of web archives created by and about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Preserving Canadian Government Information: Partners Katie Cuyler (University of Alberta) and Nick Worby (University of Toronto) on archiving online resources before changes in government.
  • Capturing Luxembourg Elections: Partner Ben Els demonstrates the topic and trend analyses made possible by the National Library of Luxembourg’s election campaign crawling.
  • Data Overload: Seth Denbo at the American Historical Association introduces new ways to learn from archives at web scale.

Tech and Training

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Release: WASAPI v1

All Archive-It partners may now use the Web Archiving Systems API, or “WASAPI” for short, in order to find and download their WARC files and related technical metadata. See the recorded training webinar, instructions, and more resources here in the Archive-It Help Center if you download your WARCs for preservation and access.

Advanced training

The Archive-It Advanced Training webinar series returns with an introduction to the Partner Data API on Wednesday, August 21. Register here to join us and learn about sharing web archive information across platforms. 

A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Abilene Christian University
Yale University Library IT
University of Northern Colorado