Europe PMC: Keeping it under lock and keywords: exploring new ways to open up the web archives with notebooks.

Europe PMC: Keeping it under lock and keywords: exploring new ways to open up the web archives with notebooks.. “…the scale of the [UK Government Web Archive] exposes the limits of the current search interface, and there is no facility to understand the archive in aggregate. This article seeks to go beyond the simple keyword search by exploring the data sources available, from APIs to web crawling, for computational analysis of the UKGWA. The article is accompanied by two Python Notebooks which present examples of analysis using each data source. Notebooks lower the technical barriers for the reader to explore and interpret the UKGWA as data, while surfacing the challenges around making web material computationally accessible.”

FIPP: Pugpig acquires Bondi digital archive platform

FIPP: Pugpig acquires Bondi digital archive platform. “Digital publishing platform Pugpig has acquired Bondi, a digital magazine archive platform that provides fully searchable historical content for researchers, students, journalists, and magazine lovers in general. The Bondi support team will join Pugpig in its New York office, as the company looks to expand its footprint across the US.”

Harvard University: Web Archive Preserves Data Related to Russia’s War on Ukraine

Harvard University: Web Archive Preserves Data Related to Russia’s War on Ukraine. “The new “Russia’s War in Ukraine” collection seeks to document Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 which resulted in a full-scale war after eight years of military conflict between Russian and Ukraine.” The archive looks to include a variety of content, from news articles to Web sites.

Marketplace: Digital archivists race to preserve Ukrainian heritage

Marketplace: Digital archivists race to preserve Ukrainian heritage. “Some Ukrainian museum websites have gone offline as the servers hosting them lose connections or are destroyed in attacks. To prevent that information and cultural memory from disappearing entirely, around 1,000 archivists, programmers and librarians have volunteered to form a group called Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online or SUCHO.”

Duke University Libraries: Code Repository vs Archival Repository. You need both.

Duke University Libraries: Code Repository vs Archival Repository. You need both.. “…there are many types of repositories, both digital and analog: repositories of bones, insects, plants, books, digital data, etc. Even among the subset of digital repositories there are many types. Some digital repositories keep your data safe for posterity and replication. Some help you manage the distribution of analysis and code. Knowing about these differences will affect not only the ease of your computational workflow, but also the legacy of your published works.”

Video Game History Foundation: Nintendo Actions ‘Actively Destructive To Video Game History’ (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Video Game History Foundation: Nintendo Actions ‘Actively Destructive To Video Game History’. “We just discussed Nintendo’s forthcoming shutdown of the 3DS and Wii U stores, and what that meant for digital games that Nintendo indicates it is not planning on selling anywhere else. Well, the Video Game History Foundation released a statement on that action and, well, hoo-boy…”

Arizona State University: ASU Library awarded $249K digital preservation grant

Arizona State University: ASU Library awarded $249K digital preservation grant. “Stacey Erdman, digital preservation and curation officer and acting digital repository manager for the ASU Library, will serve as the principal investigator of the three-year grant and manager of the multi-organizational project, which will deliver an innovative digital preservation training program to practicing librarians and archivists struggling to provide ongoing care for their digital collections.”

American Alliance of Museums: Twenty-seven organizations have gained accolades in the 22nd annual Media & Technology MUSE Awards

American Alliance of Museums: Twenty-seven organizations have gained accolades in the 22nd annual Media & Technology MUSE Awards. “MUSE awards recognize outstanding achievement in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) media. The Media & Technology Professional Network’s annual awards are presented to institutions that enhance the GLAM experience and engage audiences with useful and innovative digital programs and services. The MUSE awards celebrate scholarship, community, innovation, creativity, education, accessibility, and inclusiveness.”

New School News: MS Data Visualization Collaborates with the Smithsonian Museum for Digital Archive Project

New School News: MS Data Visualization Collaborates with the Smithsonian Museum for Digital Archive Project. “In the first semester of the MS Data Viz program, students always collaborate with an external data partner in order to explore real-world visualization projects, which in the past has meant partnerships with the UN Poverty Lab and The Met Museum. Recently, the Smithsonian Institute launched their Open Access initiative, releasing 2.8 million images, metadata, and research data sets into the public domain, which made them an ideal partner for the Data Viz program.”

Salt Lake Tribune: Digital archive will save memories of the doomed Utah Theater, but preservationists would rather save the playhouse itself

Salt Lake Tribune: Digital archive will save memories of the doomed Utah Theater, but preservationists would rather save the playhouse itself. “Virtual-reality tours and 3D scans, drone video footage, watercolors, charcoal sketches and a mountain of historical documents, photos, streetscapes, playbills and news reports are now part of a copious visual and written record. The venerable hall has been damaged and shuttered for years, and the new repository is the public’s most recent glimpse inside. For those who had hoped to save the historic theater, the archive brought mixed emotions.”

NixIntel: Make Your Own Internet Archive With Archive Box

NixIntel: Make Your Own Internet Archive With Archive Box. “Hunchly is excellent for capturing web pages, but I still like to supplement it with YouTube-dl for grabbing video content. Recently I’ve also started using Archive Box to build offline archives of web content that I want to keep…. Archive Box can build full archives of the websites listed in your bookmarks, browser history, or from a list of custom URLs that you provide. In the rest of this post I’ll show you how you can set up and install Archive Box and start to archive your own pages.”