Going, going, gone: The imperative for archiving the web

We all know that over the past 30+ years the World Wide Web has become an indispensable tool (understatement!) for disseminating information, extending the reputations of organizations and businesses, enabling Betty the Blogger to establish an international reputation, and ruining dinner table debate by providing the answer to every conceivable question. It has caused a sea change in how humans communicate and learn. …

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UCLA’s Center for Primary Resources and Training: A model for increasing the impact of special collections and archives

Many of us in the special collections and archives community have long admired the purpose and scope of UCLA’s Center for Primary Resources and Training (CFPRT), so I was pleased to learn that the UCLA library would be celebrating the Center’s 10th anniversary with a symposium on 24 October. As a result, I now know that we should all be celebrating its …

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A Year of Living Dangerously For Archives (and you)

[This post is in honor of American Archives Month, which starts today!] This year at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, incoming SAA president Kathleen Roe kicked off her initiative “A Year of Living Dangerously for Archives.” You can read about the initiative on the SAA Website, but I can also boil this down …

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