Archive-It Partner News, August 2022

August 17th, 2022

by the Archive-It team

Open Call at Partner Meeting 2022

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Join us online! Our next open call is on Wednesday, August 24. Learn the latest about web archiving and digital preservation services with Internet Archive staff and Archive-It Partner Meeting attendees live from Boston. Point your browser here at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern on August 24.

Community News

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Had a chance to take our annual feedback survey?

Our annual feedback survey is an opportunity for you to let us know how we’re doing and help inform Archive-It development. It only takes about 5 minutes to complete. If you haven’t yet, please let us know what you think by responding!

Community Webs Symposium, Chattanooga, TN

Community Webs members are invited for web and digital archiving presentations, discussions, and networking, September 13, 2022, at The Edney Innovation Center. Read about this event and register here.

Internet Archive Web Archiving & Data Services Partner Meeting in Glasgow

A half-day of presentations and conversations from the Internet Archive and partners on the latest services for preservation and access of born-digital knowledge, September 16, 2022, at the Technology & Innovation Center. Read about this event and register here.

Community Webs call for applications

Know any Cultural Heritage organizations not yet web archiving their local communities’ online presences? Invite them to join the most recent round of Community Webs’ applications here by August 31.

What we’re reading:

Web Archiving to the Rescue Partner Dana Hamlin from the Waltham Public Library shares how joining the Community Webs program allowed her to preserve what’s left of the local newspaper and other local online resources.

Web Archiving the War in Ukraine Olga Holownia, Kelsey Socha, and Nicola Bingham offer a comprehensive overview of efforts to date from various organizations, including the Internet Archive.

The Invention of the Archived Web Kieran Hegarty shows how ‘archiving the web became thinkable and actionable’ between 1993 and 1996 at the National Library of Australia.

Book “The Past Web: Exploring Web Archives” available in Green Open access! manager Daniel Gomes edits contributions from over 40 authors, including a chapter by the Internet Archive’s Web Data Engineer, Helge Holzman.

Tech and Training

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Chat Support is here!

In an effort to boost access to support and improve the support experience, we are excited to announce the return of our live chat support service. Partners can help us test this experience by accessing chat through our Help Widget. For further details on live chat support, including hours of availability, please see our article in the Help Center here.

Our Help Center is changing

The organization of our Help Center will be changing over the next few weeks as part of ongoing efforts to improve access and discoverability of information for our growing products and services. If you have an article you refer to often, don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere! But as we complete this work, we recommend bookmarking your favourites for easy access as we restructure.

Digital Preservation Services Collaborative Declaration of Shared Values

Chime in on what’s important to your organization for Digital Preservation services before August 31. This shared google doc aims to summarize principles for core values, identify relevant considerations, provide standards, and socialize new practitioners to the field.

Subscribe for the latest updates

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Help Center’s Announcements and Community Help forums for the latest technology updates, release notes, and direct support.

A warm welcome to our newest partners!

Brockville Public Library
City of Winnipeg
The History Project
Hong Kong Baptist University Library
Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada
Oxford Business Law Blog
Rungh Cultural Society
Saint Anselm College
Senator James Inhofe
Uintah County Library
Welland Public Library
Whitby Public Library