Hi! Here's the syllabus I made for the Introduction to Web Archiving course I taught recently: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11qzF1RlclqjHw5YgzXg4yq5ELPsqRJNVzK-heZuv5MI/edit?usp=sharing
For the Archivists on here who are members of SAA...
there's a petition to establish a new section for accessibility. The link includes goals for the section: https://surveymonkey.com/r/PZTQGVQ
I used to think teachers were Over The Top when their syllabus included a paragraph on how to properly send an email, but — lord. We’re barely into week two and some of the emails I’ve received are wild. No, ‘Hello!’ No, ‘I have a question!’ Today’s best was: ‘Archive-It is broken’ with no subject and no further information.
NDSA Levels of Preservation Reboot Project Implementation Subgroup Survey
We hope you might take the time to complete the following survey & let us know what you think of the Levels, especially what you like most about them, & where they might need a rethink. And please note, the survey isn’t just for those people who are already using the NDSA Levels. If you don’t intend to use them or have decided they don’t meet your needs we are also interested in hearing from you.
Hey folks -- who do you think does Codes of Conduct really well? Can you share links? I've got a bunch collected but I am sure I'm missing some!
Relatedly -- do you have favorite examples of social expectations which _aren't_ codes of conduct (e.g. things that are more aspirational about how we should BE together but aren't codes of conduct because you shouldn't enforce aspirations in the same way you'd respond to harmful behaviors)?
Been a long time coming and I'm super stoked to finally share some bilingual web archives and outreach:
Thanks to Natalie Baur for being that kind of collaborator we all aspire to be in digital archives and libraries.
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Discussion going on at the birdsite about archiving US Congress members Instagrams. Not sure if any archivists have weighed in (onlu open gov advocates last I checked). Anyone doing this?
let's fund more full-time web archivists in 2k19! (https://ndsa.org//2018/12/12/announcing-publication-of-ndsa-s-2017-web-archiving-survey-report.html)
They — I — say it couldn't be done, but here's 257 Wix sites, captured with Webrecorder, in Archive-It: https://archive-it.org/collections/10793?sort=f_sort_title.asc&fc=websiteGroup%3AWix
Straight DSHR 🔥 as always https://blog.dshr.org/2018/11/ithakas-perspective-on-digital.html
SURVEY OPPORTUNITY. Library, Archives, and Museum workers! Have you held a position created through grant funding (US)? Was any of the work you did digital? We want to hear about your experience as a worker: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bODNUR7shGKXemx
(this is separate from forum participation)
This survey is gathering data for Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Positions, IMLS funding number LG-73-18-0236. Help us & share the survey w/friends and colleagues.
web archivist, mostly
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