Society of Georgia ArchivistsPreserving the past and present for the future.

Getting Started with Web Archives

  • 24 Oct 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Athens, Georgia
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Archivists are increasingly required to steward born-digital records into cohesive, preservable collections for future access and use. Web archiving - the process of collecting, preserving, and enabling access to web materials - presents a powerful opportunity for us to develop collections of these otherwise ephemeral resources. The most difficult step is often getting started: defining the range of possible collecting scopes, creating collecting policies, choosing technologies, and developing workflows.

Attendees of Getting Started with Web Archives will develop strategies to overcome these obstacles with training and support from an expert in the practice. The program will begin with a survey of web archiving that establishes a common level of understanding and language, progresses through case studies that represent the judgments and decisions to be made in designing a web archiving program, and concludes with a guided exercise to design and make the first acquisitions into a model web archive.

Karl-Rainer Blumenthal helps organizations and individuals to build web archives through software support, training, testing, and documentation as a web archivist for the Internet Archive's Archive-It service. A former National Digital Stewardship Resident with the New York Art Resources Consortium, he has served as the founding co-chair of the Art Libraries Society of North America's Web Archiving Special Interest Group and chair of the Society of American Archivists' Web Archiving Section.

Registration ends October 7th.

What: Getting Started with Web Archives

When: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Graduate Hotel, Athens, Georgia

How Much: $60 for SGA members; $65 for non-members

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