Archive-It Partner News, September 2022

September 22nd, 2022

by the Archive-It team

Join us online!

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The Archive-It Virtual Partner Meeting returns on November 2, 2022! Partners and peers will meet online via Zoom web conference from 9AM to 1PM Pacific time. Attendance is free, but space is limited, so reserve your digital seat here early.

We invite proposals from all Archive-It partners. We encourage proposals from BIPOC presenters, first-time presenters, and representatives of organizations of all sizes and types. Submit your proposal here by Friday, September 30.

The Virtual Partner Meeting is a companion and compliment to Archive-It’s annual in-person meeting, which convened in August for the first time since 2019. Catch up with our conversations here to learn about the latest developments and plans for the next year.

Community News

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Introducing the COVID-19 web archive

We are excited to present the COVID-19 Web Archive access portal, which brings together hundreds of Archive-It collections, documenting the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities, businesses, healthcare, and other aspects of everyday life. Read the announcement here to learn much more about this new resource, including how to contribute your web archives.

Saving political websites for local history

Journalist and MLIS student Melody Kramer shares her lessons learned from preserving campaign websites with the help of voters in their local communities here on the Archive-It blog.

Cultivating community web archives

Community Webs partners convened to review the web archiving ongoing in public libraries and local history collections at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists. Hear from their discussion and others in the conference report here.

Have your say: Participatory web archiving

Do you solicit web archiving input from your community? Take the survey here to inform University of Sheffield student Cui Cui’s research into how organizations involve community partners in creating web archives, especially in selecting resources for collection and preservation.

Events calendar

Find Internet Archive staff and Archive-It partners at these upcoming in-person and online events:

Tech and Training

Screenshot of new visibility configurations for seed groups in the Archive-It web application

New access controls for seed groups names

Archive-It partners may now decide when the names of their Seed Groups appear publicly. Previously public by default, these names may now be suppressed from appearing on and used for internal organization and workflows. Read the announcement for more details on this new feature.

Updated guidelines for web archivability

Stanford University’s indispensable guide to developing websites for archivability has moved to lead author Nicholas Taylor’s website here. Updated to account for the latest technical advancements, this guide is a helpful reference to web developers who want to build for the long term, and to new practitioners who want to learn the key goals and challenges to web archiving.

Meet the new Archives Unleashed cohort

Five new research teams with participants around the world will pilot the Internet Archive’s ARCH platform, a collaboration with the Archives Unleashed project to build the tools that support data analysis at web archive scale. Get to know the teams and their projects here.

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A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Champlain College
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH/NIEHS)
National Science Foundation
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
SUNY Broome Library