Published 2/18/16

The Web Archiving Special Interest Group will steward the community of art librarians currently engaged or interested in collecting, preserving, and providing access to born-digital resources native to the World Wide Web. It will monitor and report on trends, standards, and services in order to facilitate resource sharing and the technical development of web archiving tools of especial value to art libraries and museums. Members at all experience levels are welcome to join the SIG to share best practices for collection development, preservation, and access; software services; collaborative collecting; and the applications of web archiving as a strategy for managing ephemeral resources and institutional records.

The SIG's first meeting will be held at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9.  All conference attendees participating or interested in web archiving are invited to join and share their ideas, concerns, and questions about web archiving at their institutions. The program will include an introduction to core web archiving concepts and tools for beginners, updates from ARLIS/NA members on their programs and projects, and news on ongoing technical development at the Internet Archive.

Contact the SIG coordinators listed below with questions or to be added to the SIG’s email list for future news and conversation about web archiving.

Sumitra Duncan, Frick Art Reference Library
Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, Internet Archive

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