ART February Programming Committee Event
Co-Sponsored with Columbia Archivists Roundtable
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Program
Columbia University, Butler Library
$5.00 for ART Members
$10.00 for Non-Members
Free for Columbia University Community (current Students, Faculty, Staff) – I.D. Required at door
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Please note the Program will start at 6:30 pm. There will not be a social hour for this monthly meeting since it will take place in a library setting. There will be break time to meet fellow attendees, mingle.
Archiving the Web: A Brief Introduction to Web Archiving Policies, Practices and Tools
How do archivists and others preserve websites and web-only materials for future researchers? The field of web archiving encompasses many diverse organizations, tools, strategies, and players, but all are working toward a common goal: to capture and preserve rapidly changing content published on the web. Starting with the Internet Archive in 1996 and now including hundreds of organizations, web archiving is becoming a vital part of collection development in universities, libraries, archives, NGOs, and governments.
Focusing on the Columbia University Libraries Mellon Project on Web Resources Collection Program Development, this program will address the basic concepts behind web archiving and provide participants with a starting point for their own research into both web archiving generally and the development of web archives at different types of institutions. Topics to be covered include:
- Defining "web archiving": what does it mean to archive a website?
- Essential tools for web archiving
- Web archiving across different institutions: a survey of
representative web archives
- Access and metadata for archived web sites
- Web Archives Planning Assessment: project or program?
- Archivists, Curators, Librarians, Programmers: Skill sets for web archiving projects
Tessa Fallon is a Web Collection Curator with Columbia University Libraries. She is currently working on the Mellon Project on Web Resources Collection Program Development, a web archiving project funded by the Mellon Foundation. The focal collection of the project is the Human Rights Web Archive, which is publicly available at http://www.archive-it.org/collections/1068
Ms. Fallon received her MSLIS from the Palmer School, along with a certificate in Archives and Records Management. Prior to working at Columbia, she was the archivist and knowledge management consultant at the International Center for transitional Justice.
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