Archive for April, 2007

Conferences, Conferences Conferences!

April 12, 2007

Members of the web team will be both speaking and attending several conferences in the next few months. Here is where you can find our team members out on the road.

IIPC General Membership Meeting, April 18 – 20, Paris, France
Kris will be presenting in a Pioneers of Web Archiving Panel and Gordon and Igor will lead a 1/2 day Heritrix tutorial.

DigCCurr 2007, April 18 – 20, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dan and Molly are attending. While at UNC, they are speaking with two UNC School of Information and Library Science classes to discuss Archive-It (the two classes have been using Archive-It for group projects).

Digitizing in a Material World, April 19, San Jose, California
Kristine will be speaking. This event aims to help those California libraries that are being asked to plan, create and provide access to material in digital collections.

The Challenge: Long-Term Preservation Strategies and Practices of European Partnerships, April 20 – 21, Frankfurt, Germany
Igor will be attending.

Best Practices Exchange 2007 , May 2 – 4, Chandler, Arizona
Kristine, Molly and Dan will be presenting in the Technology, Access and Emerging Issues Tracks, although the schedule has not been finalized. Tune in soon for more updates. Also Brewster Kahle will be a guest speaker Thursday May 3 at 8:30am.

In June team members will be attending and hopefully presenting at IWAW and JCDL (both in Vancouver, Canada). More details on these conferences to follow.

If you are attending any of these conferences, come find us and say hello!

Librarian of Congress Address

April 6, 2007

This past February, important funding for Library of Congress’ digital preservation initiative NDIIPP was rescinded by Congress. On March 20, the Librarian of Congress, addressed the House Subcommittee on Legislative Branch. Dr. Billington discussed the need for continuing support for digital preservation projects including web archiving.

Congress will be deciding whether to restore funds to NDIIP in the next few weeks. Please contact your representatives in the House and Senate and urge them to vote for restoration of all funds to NDIIPP grantees.