Archive-It Partner News, November-December 2023

December 19th, 2023

by the Archive-It Team

From our team to yours, wishing you all the best this Holiday Season!!

Community News

Exploring Mormon mommy blogs as a domain link graph produced with ARCH

Digital scholarship and the web: Exploring new sources and emerging research methods

Scholars studying feminist movements in the LDS church and Latin America shared findings gleaned from Archive-It web archive collections. Dr. Emily Lynell Edwards’ and Dr. Rosario Rogel-Salazar‘s teams were some of the first users of the Archives Research Compute Hub (ARCH). They joined Web Archivist Karl Blumenthal on a panel at the DLF Forum in St. Louis in November. Read more about the panel and their findings in English in this blog post or its Spanish version.

Here Today, Here Tomorrow: An Interview with CARTA Members

CARTA (Collaborative ART Archive) members embody the power of collaborative approaches to web archiving, achieving collection scale that would not be possible individually, leveraging complementary resources and expertise. In this post, we interview CARTA members Roger Lawson (Executive Librarian, National Gallery of Art), Megan Sallabedra (Digital Collection Development Librarian, Getty Research Institute), and Heather Slania (Director of Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art) to learn more about their participation in the program..

Collections as Data: Part to Whole Final Report

The Collections-as-Data (CAD) community aims to support responsible development and computational use of collections as data. They’ve previously outlined the principles for this aim in the Santa Barbara statement (2017) and the Vancouver statement (2023). Now they are sharing lessons learned with a focus on opportunities for growth in this Final Report by Thomas Padilla et al.

NDSA Web Archiving Survey Results now available

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) 2022 web archiving survey results are now in! A lot has changed in the 5 years since the last survey. Read the results from a wider range of institutions than ever before and see to what extent your organization shares their experiences and concerns in this field.

What we’re reading

Tech & Training 404 error “Page not found” message
including the dynamically generated instructions and Internet Archive page link.

Moving “404-ward” with Help From The Internet Archive API

The team at J. Paul Getty Trust tell us how the Internet Archive’s data API helped them link their current website’s 404 pages to the most recent captures of them in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Read more about the technical underpinnings and results here in their blog post.

Web content not easily captured through conventional web archiving practices

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) just added this entry for challenging content to collect to their BitList. Their goal is to draw attention to the risk of information loss that is posed when websites incorporate these kinds of content decisions. Their Bit List can also be useful for troubleshooting less-than-ideal outcomes in your own web archiving efforts.

Game On: Learning Digital Skills by Creating Games

The Open Preservation Foundation invites workers in digital preservation, libraries, or archives to their new Bits and Bots study group starting in February 2024. Their study group is dedicated to cultivating skills in HTML and Python by creating games. Read more about this opportunity in this blog post and join them by filling out this form (Note that they meet in the Central European Time zone).

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