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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Congratulations Team Melbourne!
Apply to be part of the Internet Archive k-12 project!
Could your school be one of 10 middle or high schools helping to
capture and archive today’s primary source materials on the Web?
A small 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 stuff of history.
Find a complete project description and the brief application in the “Featured Resources” section at http://www.loc.gov/teachers/. Apply by September 30 for full consideration.
A pilot of the K-12 web archiving program took place in the Spring of 2008. Three high schools from across the country participated and the resulting collection represent a broad range of interests and points of view. You can learn more about the pilot and view the collections on the Archive-It website.
The Archive-It team is excited to announce the release of Archive-It 2.10!
Our new features include a Spanish interface to both our public site (www.archive-it.org) and the Archive-It private web application. Archive-It is reaching out to our spanish speaking colleagues in the United States and around the world in order to widen the scope and breadth of web archiving.
Other changes to our public website will increase the visibility and access to the broad range of collections created by Archive-It partners. We have also added a seed URL registry so the web archiving community can see exactly what Archive-It partners are collecting. This feature is a work in progress and we welcome any and all feedback!
Inside the web application we have expanded our abilities to automatically harvest YouTube videos. This upgrade is the result of working closely with the University of North Carolina on an NDIIPP funded project to harvest election videos on the web.
We have also developed documentation and guidelines for partners to better review their collections for quality assurance. We will be offering advanced partner trainings in October or November that will help partners with QA and effective crawl scoping.
Stay tuned for our newest feature, Scope It! to be released in November as part of our 3.0 release. Scope It! is a pre-crawl scoping tool allowing partners to select content for harvest at mote selective level.
If you would like to attend one of our twice monthly informational webinars, send an email to archive-it at archive.org.
Earlier this Spring, Internet Archive in cooperation with Library of Congress and California Digital Library, coordinated a K-12 web archiving pilot in 3 high schools across the country (1 each in California, Illinois. and Louisiana). The purpose of the project was for the high school students to curate a time capsule of the Web from a students perspective and document how the web is being used by high school students in 2008.
The project was a great success thanks to the hard work from the participants and the students’ creativity. The collections are all live and accessible from the program web page.
Please enjoy these collections! We hope to enlarge the pilot in the Fall so please contact Archive-It at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of any high school would like to be involved.