At least ~150 different Archive-It partners have collected COVID pages, sites, and posts. That's currently over 20,000 seeds and nearly 10TB of data stored. And growing obvs 📈 Assuming ~someone~ were to unify them at an access point 😏 what functionality might you want to see and use beyond full-text search?

I'll be giving a web archiving (mostly access-oriented) APIs workshop there. If you're coming or just want me to prepare something for a later show: any special requests?

Anyone going to code4lib in Pittsburgh and wanna sneak in some IRL digipres chat?

People wring their hands a lot about IA, but in the end I have a copy of Matthew McConaughey in Unsolved Mysteries and you don't, so

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Fun fact: each book scanned for the Internet Archive has a unique identifier, usually the title of the item, or its first 16 characters; the volume number, or 00 if there isn't one; and the first 4 characters of the author. So:

I want to improve my live API trainings, but I'm not finding examples to learn from. Have you watched an intro or advanced demo of an API that was helpful?

Join us if you'd like to attend and/or help to organize a climate grief event in Austin around the edges of the SAA/CoSA meeting

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An example of the problem with crowdsourced tagging with no review. My favorite tag is "CHECK OUT MY SOUNDCLOUD FAM ITS FIRE AF MAN YOULL BURN YOUR HANDS IF YOU TOUCH IT (LIT AF) edgerton-digital-collections.o

In all our talk we too often elide the simple fact that Google are in fact dumb as fuck

Archive-It partners: HMU if you're so excited for 🌈 WASAPI💫 that you 🅰️ know what that is, and 🅱️ want a comments-welcome preview of the docs

Happy first anniversary to being called a Russian op by Joy Reid. Web archives, folk. They're real

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