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.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Study reveals misuse of archive services by fringe communities on the web

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Study reveals misuse of archive services by fringe communities on the web. “In a large-scale analysis, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cyprus University of Technology and University College London reveal fringe communities within Reddit and 4chan push the use of URLs from archive services to avoid censorship and undercut advertising revenue of new sources with contrasting ideologies. “

Motherboard: Motherboard Made a Tool That Archives Websites on Demand

Motherboard: Motherboard Made a Tool That Archives Websites on Demand. “Archiving services, such as the Wayback Machine, may be a staple of online journalism, but they sometimes have a problem. While, say, Archive.is might preserve one particular webpage, perhaps the Wayback Machine can’t, depending on what sort of restrictions the website developer has put in place. For example, someone stopped copies of MSNBC host Joy Reid’s blog, which hosted a stream of homophobic comments, from displaying in the Wayback Machine. With that in mind, I made a quick tool that can push a single webpage or URL to multiple archiving sites at once, and fire back the newly minted digital copies in response. Hopefully it will help reporters and researchers more efficiently figure out which service will work best for that particular site.”

Internet Archive: 27 Public Libraries and the Internet Archive Launch “Community Webs” for Local History Web Archiving

Internet Archive: 27 Public Libraries and the Internet Archive Launch “Community Webs” for Local History Web Archiving. “With generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, as well as the Kahle/Austin Foundation and the Archive-It service, the Internet Archive and 27 public library partners representing 17 different states have launched a new program: Community Webs: Empowering Public Libraries to Create Community History Web Archives. The program will provide education, applied training, cohort network development, and web archiving services for a group of public librarians to develop expertise in web archiving for the purpose of local memory collecting…. The program will result in dozens of terabytes of public library administered local history web archives, a range of open educational resources in the form of online courses, videos, and guides, and a nationwide network of public librarians with expertise in local history web archiving and the advocacy tools to build and expand the network. “

FDLP: 2016 End of Term Presidential Web Archive Now Available

FDLP: 2016 End of Term Presidential Web Archive Now Available. “Between fall 2016 and spring 2017, End of Term (EOT) Web Archive partners conducted outreach and archiving efforts to preserve and document the U.S. Government web presence at the end of the Obama Presidential term. Due to an increased public interest in preserving U.S. Government web content and press regarding the project, the EOT Nomination Tool saw almost 11,400 nominated.”