Stanford Libraries’ Web Archiving Program uses Archive-It as the preferred solution for curation and archiving of topical web archive collections. It is the best of available options for 1) data capture efficacy and 2) support for our curatorial workflow.
Blog topic: Web archiving
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Contributors to this issue are: Cathy Aster, Peter Chan, Nicole Coleman, Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, and Annie Schweikert. Thanks to our many collaborators!
We are pleased to announce that 2 new web archive collections with a total of 162 websites have just been added to SearchWorks. You can find them at https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/rf785yk7955 for the Virtual Worlds and MMOs Websites collection and at https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/bs665fm2060 for the Freedom of Information (FOIA) collection.
We are pleased to announce that 170 archived websites have just been added to the Chinese Non-Governmental Organizations Web Archive Collection. A total of 367 archived websites are now available in SearchWorks (https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/jt898xc8096). This content is also featured in online exhibit, Recording Civic Action in China (https://exhibits.stanford.edu/chinese-ngos).
We are pleased to announce that 145 archived websites comprising part of the Middle East Political Websites Collection are now available in SearchWorks (https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/kh149kf8484). This collection documents events in the Middle East that took place between 2007-2015. Content includes blogs, social media, and news sites about Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Kurdistan, and other countries.
In mid-June news reports about Mexico’s National Council to Prevent Discrimination (Consejo Nacional para Prevenir la Discriminación or CONAPRED) hinted about the agency’s possible closure. Created in 2003, it has published numerous reports on gender discrimination, Indigenous rights, and LGBT issues in an effort to bring awareness to Mexican society on issues of social inclusion. The Stanford Libraries have a few publications I gathered over the years while attending the Guadalajara International Book Fair. Often the book fair stand for the agency carried only a display copy, and I was told that many more resources were available for downloading online…until they were not.
Peter will work closely with Stanford librarians, archivists, and curators across all library units, including metadata specialists and other technical staff, to identify, collect, remediate, and describe web content for discovery, access and preservation. ...
Josh Schneider has a new assignment as Web Archivist for Stanford Libraries
Stanford Libraries has been engaged in web archiving for over a decade with an emphasis on collecting the “.stanford.edu” and federal, state and local government domains and has determined that we need to have a more strategic and purposeful initiative. Accordingly Special Collections has reassigned Josh Schneider from his current role as Assistant University Archivist, to this new role as Stanford’s first full time Web Archivist.