WAS … isA service of the UC Curation Center to collect, manage, preserve and publish websites and documents.
WAS Snapshot 53 public archives 120+ archives total 7,500+ sites 50+ TB 23 institutions
WAS Institutions• Institute of Governmental Studies • Emory University Library Library, UCB • Institute for Research on Labor and• UC Berkeley Office of Public Affairs Employment• UC Davis Libraries • New York University• UC Irvine Libraries • Northwestern University Library• UC Los Angeles Libraries • Purdue University• UC Riverside Libraries • Stanford University Libraries• UC San Diego Libraries • Temple University• UC San Francisco Libraries • University of Arkansas Libraries• UC Santa Barbara • University of Illinois at Urbana• UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library Champaign Libraries • University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library • USDA Economic Research Service • Water Resources Collections and Archives
Event • Sudden action required • May need many selectors • Start date / end date
Researcher’s Perspective• Building collections for research – Study the topic / event – Study site change or web-based communication – Websites are datasets for analysis and data mining• Preservation of research – Archive grant-funded websites – Selected sites• Create stable citations for publications
Get started!• Each library has WAS administrator(s)• Unlimited number of curators per account• What’s the cost? – UC does not pay a service fee – Storage only: $1040/per TB (average site is $1.46/annually); storage costs to go down
Challenges• Shared collection development• Metadata issues• Workflow and cost models for faculty projects• Time!• Limitations of web crawlers• Websites are messy
Contact me! Rosalie LackWAS Service Managerrosalie.email@example.com
Imagine a world …“Imagine a world in which libraries and archives hadnever existed. No institutions had ever systematicallycollected or preserved our collective cultural past: everybook, letter, or document was created, read and thenimmediately thrown away. What would we know aboutour past?’’
This is our world …“Yet, that is precisely what is happening with the web:more and more of our daily lives occur within the digitalworld, yet more than two decades after the birth of themodern web, the “libraries” and “archives” of this worldare still just being formed.” A Vision Of The Role And Future Of Web Archives Kalev H. Leetaru, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois. Presented as the keynote address at the 2012 IIPC General Assembly in Washington, DC. http://netpreserve.org/sites/default/files/resources/VisionRoles.pdf
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