Archive-It Partner News, April 2023

April 19th, 2023

by the Archive-It team

Community News

Screenshot of the Clean Clothes website’s post about the International Accord to make Bangladeshi Factories safe after the Rana Plaza collapse.

A Stitch in Time: Preserving Websites Related to Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

Since 2019, Cornell University has been collecting sites related to the textile industry in the United States, complementing their existing physical collection containing records from both sides of the Labor-Management divide. Learn from Michael Fleming and Marcie Farwell about the inception of these collections and the growing focus on sustainability here on the Archive-It blog.

Planning for Long-Term Access to COVID-19 Memory Websites

Community Webs partner Academia Sinica describes their combined approach for conserving COVID-19 memory collections and providing long-term access. Learn more about their transition plan, how Archive-It factors in, and initial thoughts in Tyng-Ruey Chuang’s post on the Archive-It blog.

One year on: an update on the War in Ukraine CDG collection

In 2022, the IIPC Content Development Working Group (CDG) launched a collaborative web archive collection to preserve web content related to the war in Ukraine. As they launch their fourth crawl, co-curators Vladimir Tybin and Anaïs Crinière-Boizet reflect on what has been collected so far to document the event, including site selection, distribution, and language. Read more about their efforts in this blog post.

Community calendar

You can also catch up with Internet Archive staff, web archiving partners, and peers at these upcoming events:

What we’re reading

  • Celebrating ten years of collecting the UK Web Space – The UK Web Archive celebrates ten years of digital collecting under legal deposit regulations. Nicola Bingham takes a look back at the evolution of the archive, its collections, and how it’s being used by researchers.

  • Envisioning Together: A Report to Session 803 (SAA 2022) – A report from the Society of American Archivists 2022 session “After the Finding Aid: Visioning Access Systems for Born-Digital Access” describing the importance of collaboration, usability, accessibility, and scalability when it comes to born-digital archival materials.

We’re hiring!

Our team is growing! We’re seeking a Product Manager and a Program Officer to join the Archiving & Data Services team at the Internet Archive. Check out the Internet Archive’s job board to learn more about these new positions, share, and apply.

Tech and Training

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Feature Spotlight: Internal Seed Groups

ICYMI, you can now control the visibility of seed groups in your Archive-It account! Web Archivist Tanya Ulmer highlights the benefits of using internal seed groups and checks in with Archive-It partners to hear their feedback. Learn more about this feature and how partners are using internal seed groups to their organizations’ advantage in our blogpost Feature Spotlight: Internal Seeds Groups.

Vault release notes

The Internet Archive upgraded its Vault digital preservation repository service to version 0.8.0 in April. Read the release notes for a peek into the latest features for pilot partners and what’s on deck as we prepare for wider releases.

Check the Help Center for the latest updates and support

A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Bennington College
California Department of Education
Charles County Public Library
Forrest City Public Library
Grand County Public Library
Heber Valley Heritage Foundation
Newberg Public Library
Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
Rockingham Free Public Library
School of Information & Communication Studies, University College Dublin
St. Helens Public Library
Toledo Public Library
Wolf Law Library, William & Mary Law School
Yukon Archives