Session Title

Local Web Archiving for the Uninitiated Public Library: The Community Webs Program

Description

Many public libraries have active local history collections and collect print materials that document their communities, but, due to to various challenges, very few public libraries are building web archives. Community Webs is an IMLS-funded program that provides education, training, professional networking, and technical services to enable public libraries to fulfill this vital role. Participating libraries have been using Archive-It, the web archiving tool of the Internet Archive. This panel presentation will feature a representative from the Internet Archive and program participants from cohort libraries of varying sizes, including the New Brunswick Free Library of New Brunswick, NJ, and the Marshall-Lyon County Library of Marshall, MN. The Internet Archive will talk about the development, group activities, and outcomes of the full Community Webs program. Cohort librarians will briefly discuss their local projects and share their experiences with the program and tools, including challenges, successes, and tips. Time will be provided for Q&A discussion.

Start Date

21-3-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

21-3-2019 11:30 AM

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Mar 21st, 10:30 AM Mar 21st, 11:30 AM

Local Web Archiving for the Uninitiated Public Library: The Community Webs Program

Many public libraries have active local history collections and collect print materials that document their communities, but, due to to various challenges, very few public libraries are building web archives. Community Webs is an IMLS-funded program that provides education, training, professional networking, and technical services to enable public libraries to fulfill this vital role. Participating libraries have been using Archive-It, the web archiving tool of the Internet Archive. This panel presentation will feature a representative from the Internet Archive and program participants from cohort libraries of varying sizes, including the New Brunswick Free Library of New Brunswick, NJ, and the Marshall-Lyon County Library of Marshall, MN. The Internet Archive will talk about the development, group activities, and outcomes of the full Community Webs program. Cohort librarians will briefly discuss their local projects and share their experiences with the program and tools, including challenges, successes, and tips. Time will be provided for Q&A discussion.