20 February 2020 | 14:00 GMT Online | Zoom

Following on from Episodes One and Two on different approaches to capturing web content, Episode Three invites speakers and participants to discuss the challenges of integrating web archives into existing collections. The episode will address issues such as:

  • choosing tools or services for capture for different types of content

  • understanding the output of different web archiving tools or services

  • metadata for archived web content

  • curating WARCs and turning them into AIPs

  • incorporating web archiving into collecting and preservation policies

These issues all impact how researchers and users, now and in the future, access and experience archived web content. Web archives can stand alone as rich and valuable collections, but can also provide a richer and more nuanced context to other, related collection items. Linking archived web content to other content - publications, exhibitions, or datasets - can supplement and enhance an end user’s experience. Curating web content and making it discoverable so that researchers and end users can make this link, however, is not always straightforward. 

Speakers on this webinar will each provide a 15 minute overview of integrating web archiving into their current collecting and preservation practices. These short talks will be followed by a period of questions and discussions, including speaker responses to some set questions to help highlight different approaches and contexts. 



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More about this Series

This series of five webinars provides an overview of several core themes of work in the capture, management, and preservation of web content, from institutional webpages to social media datasets. Each of the five episodes will investigate one or more important components of web archiving through the experiences of practitioners. Invited speakers will share the knowledge and insight they have acquired along the way through case studies and practical examples. These presentations will set the stage for a wider discussion, where attendees can pose questions and share experiences of their own.

The webinar series is hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition as part of the Web Archiving & Preservation Working Group (WAPWG).

See the list of Episodes.


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