This year's sping/summer intern at Rhizome, Matthew Brucker, created Periphery, a frontend-library for expressing the boundaries of web archives. It can help marking up links or resources that are not in the collection, and explain users why that is the case. Read the blog post about it: https://blog.conifer.rhizome.org/2020/08/10/periphery.html
Ancestry is being acquired by Blackstone for $4.7B, in case if you were wondering if there was money to be made in exploiting family history. Blackstone is also known for such great hits acquiring SESAC, the performing rights organization, and acquiring a 50% stake to the Haynesville Shale in Louisiana from Shell for $1.2B. Not to mention the many evictions in Blackstone-owned buildings in California. (https://matienzo.org/2020/218/ancestry/)
panel abstract, long text
Web archiving has contributed immensely to the digital preservation landscape, allowing for a wider range of materials to be saved for greater reuse. A remaining and bustling area of work in web archiving includes capturing dynamic and complex content hosted on the web with high fidelity. This type of preservation activity not only has major technical barriers, but also social and legal ones too. This panel will bring together practitioners from computer, library, and information sciences to discuss how web archiving has been applied to save complex digital objects, such as eBooks, source code and its contextual ephemera, and many more. Panelists will discuss not only the current state of the art in web archiving complex material, but also the interoperability of web archiving technology and how that might help facilitate the reuse of web archives.
Finally got around to reading @bitsgalore's "Restoring Liesbet's Virtual Home, a digital treasure from the early Dutch web" :) https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/06/30/restoring-liesbets-virtual-home
Revisiting my Historic Hansard XML repository & realising how easy it is to load files as needed via the GitHub API & explore with Pandas & Jupyter. This #GLAMWorkbench notebook helps you explore a particular year/house. #dhhacks https://glam-workbench.github.io/hansard/#convert-a-years-worth-of-historic-hansard-into-a-dataframe-for-analysis
from @elizabeengland: "I'm excited to share something I've worked very hard on for the past 3 months: the updated NARA Digital Preservation Framework!"
I am looking forward to digging into this!!
New blog post on how I tried to restore (and subsequently capture to WARC) one of the oldest and most unique Dutch homepages from the mid-'90s https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/06/30/restoring-liesbets-virtual-home
BITBUCKET IS DELETING HG REPOSITORIES TOMORROW!!!
Steps to save your code:
1) clone locally and keep it somewhere findable/your personal archive
2) deposit a copy in Software Heritage with this form: https://archive.softwareheritage.org/save/
3) deposit a copy in Zenodo (zenodo.org) or use the Open Science Framework's (osf.io) integration with Bitbucket to drag and drop the files into OSF storage (or GL or GH) for persistence
@vickysteeves not specifically with BB, but with other Mercurial experts and hosters. It's happening! See: https://www.softwareheritage.org/2020/04/23/rescuing-250000-endangered-mercurial-repositories/
This project is well-summarized on the Webrecorder/Conifer announcement blog post, for bigger-than-toot-size descriptions of this and other decentralized web archiving tools: https://webrecorder.net/2020/06/11/webrecorder-conifer-and-replayweb-page.html
Here are some details: https://blog.conifer.rhizome.org/2020/06/11/webrecorder-conifer.html
https://replayweb.page/ is alive! This is a great way to replay WARC files (all client-side) or embed versioned captures into other sites.
Can anyone recommend an open source framework for publishing a book online? (Not sure I'm phrasing this right -- something that takes a book-like structure but ends up as HTML).
I see mdbook/gitbook, but wondering if there are other options out there, or ways of thinking about what a book is when its hypertext/web-based?
New GLAM Workbench section on web archives!: https://updates.timsherratt.org/2020/05/27/new-glam-workbench.html
"Introduction to the WARC" ICYMI: https://archive.org/details/introduction-to-the-warc
Looks like @anj has been a busy little bee, data-mining @EThOSBL@twitter.com data, using @UKWebArchive@twitter.com tools, for the openVirus project set up by @email@example.com
Read all about it on the #BLdigital blog: https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2020/05/searching-etheses-for-the-openvirus-project.html @Contemporary_BL@twitter.com #BLisOpen #LetsGetDigital #tw
Thanks to @NetPreserve, I’ve been spending time lately working on a set of web archive exploration notebooks for the #GLAMWorkbench. Here’s an example to create/compare screenshots of captures. #dhhacks https://mybinder.org/v2/gh/GLAM-Workbench/web-archives/master?urlpath=%2Fapps%2Fsave_screenshot.ipynb
The first of it's kind -- #IASGE Lab Notes
Genevieve starts us off with the first of a series, testing how web archiving tools can help with preserving source code + its scholarly ephemera
this first post looks at Archive-It and future posts will look at tools like Webrecorder & Memento Tracer
anyway, read her post here: https://investigating-archiving-git.gitlab.io/updates/lab-notes-archive-it/
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