Archive-It Partner News, April 2022

April 20th, 2022

by the Archive-It team

Collective COVID-19 Web Archive portal

Collage of 4 COVID-19 websites

Samples of four archived COVID-19 websites.

Help us build a COVID-19 Web Archive access portal! Generously funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, it will become a dedicated search and discovery access platform for COVID-19 web collections from hundreds of institutions. Read more about it on the Archive-It blog. If you would like your Archive-It collection or a portion of it included in the COVID-19 Web Archive, please fill out this interest form by Friday, April 29, 2022.

Community News

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Save the Date

Internet Archive Canada will host an in-person web and digital archiving meetup on June 14 at its new headquarters in Vancouver, BC. Archive-It partners, Community Webs members, and digital archivists of all kinds are welcome to join!

The afternoon’s program will include web and digital archiving presentations and discussions, as well as opportunities for networking. Reception to follow. Read more details about the event and RSVP on this form.

Meet the Librarians: Catherine Falls, Community Webs

Community Webs Program Officer Catherine Falls was featured on April 6 in the Internet Archive’s Meet the Librarians series to celebrate National Library Week 2022. Read the full details about what brought Catherine to the Community Webs program.

Quarterly Open Call

Join the next open call with the Internet Archive’s Director of Web and Data Services, Jefferson Bailey, on Thursday, April 21, at 10AM Pacific,1PM Eastern, 5PM GMT. Point your web browser here at call time.

What we’re reading:

Sharing Inuit Voices Across Time – Community Webs Partner Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska shares how access to web archiving will help expand their recorded historical narrative

The Washington Post – Meet the 1,300 librarians racing to back up Ukraine’s digital archives.

Another Year of Collecting Online History – Partner Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig outlines how the Smithsonian has collected its web presences from March 31, 2021-2022.

Coffee Chat Recap: U.S. Federal Government Web Archiving – Partner Susan Paterson from UBC fills you in on March 29’s chat with partners web archiving for U.S. Federal institutions.

Tech and Training

Ian Milligan presenting a slide titled So we work with WARCs

Ian Milligan demystifies the WARC.

Demystifying The WARC: Research Use of Web Archives

Ian Milligan from the University of Waterloo discusses the research uses of web archives, focusing on computational research methods and how ARCH was developed to meet the research community’s needs. Watch the full recording anytime.

ARCH and Archives Unleashed Cohorts

“Applications of Web Archive Research” on March 16 showcased the research teams exploring new tools for research at web archive scale, including ARCH. Watch the full recording anytime.

DocNow 1.0 Release

The Documenting the Now Project is releasing version 1.0 of an open-source tool available for anyone to use. It addresses two of the most challenging issues of social media archiving practice — the issues of consent and appraisal. Read more about its release in this blog post by partner Zakiya Collier.

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A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York
Bluffton University
California State University, Northridge
The Huntington Library
Illinois Central College
Ironbound Community Corporation
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Yale Law Library