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Wayback Machine & Web Archiving Open Thread, April 2011

Anything you want to know or discuss about the Wayback Machine or the Internet Archive’s web archive? This is the place!

What do you want to know about the Wayback Machine and Internet Archive web archive? Do you have problems, concerns, suggestions? This is the place!

If your comment is a question, please check the classic Wayback Machine Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) or new Wayback Machine FAQ site to see if your question has already been addressed before posting.

A few other things to note before posting:

Everything else? Fire away!

Originally posted on The Web Archiving at archive.org Blog by gojomo.
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April 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Archive-It Partnership with LOCKSS

We should have announced this back in July, but we are still just as excited about it 6 months later, so we wanted to be sure we got the word out. We are pleased to announce that data harvested through the Archive-It service was successfully re-harvested into a LOCKSS network for preservation. The transfer was part of a Andrew W. Mellon foundation project with the University of Rochester.

If you are interested in learning more about the Archive-It/LOCKSS partnership, please contact the LOCKSS team lockss-support (at) lockss (dot) org or the Archive-It team (http://www.archive-it.org/public/contact-us)

The Archive-It team would like to partner with additional preservation systems and needs to hear from our partners. If your institution is interested in participating in a pilot for the preservation system you use, please contact the Archive-It team and let us know. We have done a pilot with iRODS and are in the middle of a test with CONTENTdm.

Originally posted on The Web Archiving at archive.org Blog by Kate.

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December 17, 2009 at 5:38 am

Alaska State Library Archiving Governor Palin’s End of Term Website

The Alaska State Library’s collection Alaska Governor/Lt. Governor Web Sites was originally conceived to archive these government websites over time. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s resignation announcement earlier this month and the transition of power to Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell this past Sunday, July 26, 2009 gave the Alaska State Library a great chance to use the crawl on demand feature of Archive-It to preserve information on the announcement and the end of Governor Palin’s term.

By crawling Governor Palin and Lt. Governor Parnell’s websites on the eve of the transition of power, the Alaska State Library was able to capture information that is now offline.  Once Sarah Palin left office, the governor’s website changed to reflect Sean Parnell as governor, and the lieutenant governor’s website changed to reflect Craig Campbell as lieutenant governor. The information from former Governor Palin’s website as well as speeches and press releases from Sean Parnell’s time as lieutenant governor are no longer available on the live web. The foresight of the staff of the Alaska State Library and on-demand crawling through Archive-It made it possible to preserve the final changes to these websites before they were taken offline.

Originally posted on The Web Archiving at archive.org Blog by lorimd.

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July 28, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Join the K-12 Web Archiving Program!

 

Apply to be part of the Internet Archive K-12 program, and your school can help to capture and archive today’s primary source materials on the Web. 

A growing number of individuals and institutions recognize the importance of archiving and preserving the often transitory digital cultural artifacts that are distributed over the Web. But so far, the vast majority of decisions about what Web sites will live into the future have been made by adults, and reflect adults’ sensibilities about what constitutes the important records of history. We want and need to hear from students. 

The Internet Archive, the Library of Congress and California Digital Library collaborated on a pilot in the spring of 2008 and a full-year program for the 2008/2009 school year, working with a total of 10 elementary, middle and high schools. We are looking to expand this program to new schools in the coming year. You can explore the collections created during the 2008/2009 school year on the Archive-It website at: http://www.archive-it.org/k12/

Find a complete project description and the brief application here: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/newsevents/news/  Apply by August 14 for full consideration.

 

 <a href=’http://www.loc.gov/teachers/’>Apply</a&gt; to be part of the Internet Archive K-12 program, and your school can help to capture and archive today’s primary source materials on the Web. 
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A growing number of individuals and institutions recognize the importance of archiving and preserving the often transitory digital cultural artifacts that are distributed over the Web. But so far, the vast majority of decisions about what Web sites will live into the future have been made by adults, and reflect adults’ sensibilities about what constitutes the important records of history. We want and need to hear from students. 
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The Internet Archive, the Library of Congress and California Digital Library collaborated on a pilot in the spring of 2008 and a full-year program for the 2008/2009 school year, working with a total of 10 elementary, middle and high schools. We are looking to expand this program to new schools in the coming year. You can explore the collections created during the 2008/2009 school year on the <a href=’http://www.archive-it.org’>Archive-It</a&gt; website at: http://www.archive-it.org/k12/. 
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Find a complete project description and the brief application in the “Featured Resources” section at http://www.loc.gov/teachers/. Apply by <b>August 14</b> for full consideration.
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Originally posted on The Web Archiving at archive.org Blog by waybackmolly.

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July 22, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Archive-It and LOCKSS Interoperability!

The Archive-It team is excited to announce that a successful transfer of Archive-It data moved from the Internet Archive data center into the LOCKSS network.  The transfer was part of a Andrew W. Mellon foundation project with the University of Rochester.   

We are excited to be able to provide these and other preservation options to Archive-It partners as we increase the interoperability of the Archive-It service.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Archive-It team. More information about the LOCKSS system can be found at www.lockss.org

Originally posted on The Web Archiving at archive.org Blog by waybackmolly.

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July 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm

K-12 Web Archiving Program, 2008-2009

The website for the first full year of our K-12 Web Archiving Program is now available online.

For the 2008/2009 school year, Internet Archive, the Library of Congress and California Digital Library collaborated on a program that explores archiving the Web from the perspective of students in elementary, middle and high school.

Using the Archive-It service, students from ten different schools selected born digital content from the Web to create “time capsules” to represent their world. By allowing students to identify sites that will be preserved for the long-term, the program gives teens and younger students a chance to identify and document their cultural history and the world that’s important to them. Unlike time capsules of tangible objects, which usually remain hidden for decades or centuries, the resulting Web collections are immediately visible and publicly accessible on the Archive-it website, with full text search for study and analysis.

For the 2009/2010 school year we hope to broaden the program’s outreach to additional schools around the country. To get involved and/or learn more, please send us your information through this request form. Applications will be available mid to late July.

Originally posted on The Web Archiving at archive.org Blog by lorimd.

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July 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm

University of Melbourne’s Award Winning Web Archiving Program

The University of Melbourne  were recently recognized for their excellent web archiving program at the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards.

Each year the Public Records Advisory Council (PRAC) of Victoria, Australia offers the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation in records management in the Victorian public sector.  The Awards are named after Sir Rupert Hamer who was the Victorian Premier when the Public Records Act was passed in 1973 and when Public Record Office Victoria opened its first office and repository in 1975. 

The ceremony was held at Queens Hall at Parliament House on Thursday 28th of May.  The Web Archiving Program run by Records Services (team included Lucinda Davies – Ptrogram Coordinator, Silvia Paparozzi – Team Member, Mahesh Sundar – Team leader and Catherine Nicholls – Project Manager,) was awarded a “Certificate of Commendation” in the large agency category.  

The University of Melbourne has been an Archive-It partner since January 2008.  Overall they have collected over 5 million URLs and 500 gb of data.

Please take a look at their now award winning program including this wonderful video (featuring puppets!!) they put together at the end of last year.

Congratulations Team Melbourne!  

 

 

 

 

 

Each year the Public Records Advisory Council (PRAC) of Victoria,
Australia, offers the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards,
recognising excellence and innovation in records management in the
Victorian public sector. The Awards are named after Sir Rupert Hamer who
was the Victorian Premier when the Public Records Act was passed in 1973
and when Public Record Office Victoria opened its first office and
repository in 1975.
The ceremony was held at Queens Hall at Parliament House on Thursday
28th May. The Web Archiving Program run by Records Services (team
included Lucinda Davies – Program Coordinator, Silvia Paparozzi – Team
Member, Mahesh Sundar – Team Leader and me – Project Manager,) was
awarded a “Certificate of Commendation” in the large agency category.

Originally posted on The Web Archiving at archive.org Blog by waybackmolly.

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June 11, 2009 at 12:45 am