Category Archives: Archiving the Web News

News stories about archiving the web, twitter and blogs etc.

Raiders of the Lost Web

Raiders of the Lost Web If a Pulitzer-finalist 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can. The web, as it appears at any one moment, is a phantasmagoria. It’s not a place in any reliable sense … Continue reading

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Is SnapChat-style digital decay on the rise – and should it be welcomed?

Is SnapChat-style digital decay on the rise – and should it be welcomed? Data is everywhere. While your photos, documents and emails for the last two decades are probably archived and accessible somewhere, your tweets, social media updates, instant messages … Continue reading

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Digital Underground

Digital Underground Who Will Make Sure The Internet’s Vast Musical Archive Doesn’t Disappear? From the Article: The advent of streaming was a game-changer for someone like Marshall, a connoisseur of older and emerging music surviving beyond mainstream. Material that once … Continue reading

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Internet Archive founders to discuss future of digital preservation at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

Internet Archive founders to discuss future of digital preservation at 2015 ALA Annual Conference SAN FRANCISO—The Internet Archive started by archiving the Web, but now works with hundreds of librarians and partners to create digital collections both centralized and distributed. … Continue reading

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Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Link Rot?

Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Link Rot? Organizations and universities alike have been banding together to prevent important-yet-dated documents from disappearing entirely online. Digital preservation is a big problem, and it’s one that associations—with their significant content offerings—should do … Continue reading

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