The Next Web: Reddit’s data hoarders are frantically trying to save Tumblr’s NSFW content

The Next Web: Reddit’s data hoarders are frantically trying to save Tumblr’s NSFW content. “By Wednesday afternoon, just two days after the announcement, a group was already hard at work attempting to archive the whole damn thing, or, most of it anyway. Redditor u/itdnhr began the process, collecting some 67,000 NSFW Tumblr accounts and compiling a massive list. He then shared it with r/Datasets, where other redditors stripped the non-working accounts, leaving 43,000 accounts. Preserving Tumblr‘s NSFW accounts, though, isn’t without its challenges, both in scope and legality.”

Straits Times: NLB archiving Singapore websites, digital materials

Straits Times: NLB archiving Singapore websites, digital materials. “The National Library Board (NLB) has taken on the enormous task of archiving 180,000 Singapore websites ending with the .sg domain, as well as digital materials published in Singapore. The annually updated National Day Parade website and the Fighting SARS Together! website launched during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in 2003 are among the 2,000 websites that have been archived so far.”

Route Fifty: Digital Record Deluge Threatens to Swamp States

Route Fifty: Digital Record Deluge Threatens to Swamp States. “The dramatic growth in digital records produced by state agencies presents significant challenges as archivists seek to preserve the ongoing stream of information for the historical record. There has been a staggering 1,693 percent growth in state and territorial electronic records between 2006 and 2016, according to a new report from national organizations representing state CIOs and archivists. Despite the rapid growth, states’ average spending on archive and records management is just .007 percent of their annual budgets.”

Norway’s petabyte plan: Store everything ever published in a 1,000-year archive (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Norway’s petabyte plan: Store everything ever published in a 1,000-year archive. “In the far north of Norway, near the Arctic Circle, experts at the National Library of Norway’s (NLN) secure storage facility are in the process of implementing an astonishing plan. They aim to digitize everything ever published in Norway: books, newspapers, manuscripts, posters, photos, movies, broadcasts, and maps, as well as all websites on the Norwegian .no domain.”

Ars Technica: ROM sites are falling, but a legal loophole could save game emulation

Ars Technica: ROM sites are falling, but a legal loophole could save game emulation. “From a legal standpoint, it’s hard to defend sites that revolve around unlimited downloads of copyrighted games. As attorney Michael Lee put it in a recent blog post, “this is classic infringement; there is no defense to this, at all.” But as Video Game History Foundation founder Frank Cifaldi tweeted, ‘there is no alternative BUT piracy for, like, 99 percent of video game history’ due to ‘the completely abysmal job the video game industry has done keeping its games available.'”

WVNS: Virginia Tech is Leading a Grand-Funded Project to Make Web Archives More Valuable to Rsearchers

WVNS: Virginia Tech is Leading a Grand-Funded Project to Make Web Archives More Valuable to Rsearchers. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently awarded a $248,451 grant for a collaborative two-year project, Continuing Education to Advance Web Archiving, that will create materials to teach librarians and archivists across the world how to collect, extract, and analyze archived information from the world wide web.”

Straits Times: NLB no longer needs consent to archive historical online content

Straits Times: NLB no longer needs consent to archive historical online content. “The National Library Board (NLB) will no longer need to seek written consent from owners of local websites before making copies of online content deemed to be of historical value to Singapore. These powers, to collect material from such sources as e-books, online magazines and streamed content, are set out in the NLB (Amendment) Bill that was passed by Parliament yesterday.”