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SAA Web Archiving Roundtable Education Needs Assessment Survey Results


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John Bence and Anna Perricci of the SAA Web Archiving Roundtable designed and administered a survey to assess the needs and preferences of community members who would like to learn more about web archives. This presentation gives more information about the findings of the survey and the path forward to meet the needs described by those who responded.

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SAA Web Archiving Roundtable Education Needs Assessment Survey Results

  1. 1. Web  Archiving  Roundtable  Needs   Assessment  Survey  Results   John  Bence  and  Anna  Perricci   SAA  2014   August  13,  2014  
  2. 2. Thanks to all who responded! We will post these slides and more information on the Web Archiving Roundtable blog
  3. 3. Who  responded?   •  50  people   –  41  SAA  members,  8  non  SAA  members,  1  was  not  sure   •  Range  of  insEtuEon  types   –  Higher  educaEon   –  Businesses  and  nonprofits   –  Museums  and  specialized  research  libraries   –  State  and  naEonal  libraries  
  4. 4. Tools  &  staffing   •  What  are  people  using?   – 49%  Archive-­‐It,  12%  HTTrack,  11%  WaS-­‐CDL,  6%  Hanzo   Archives;  28%  other  (alternately  or  addiEonally)   •  Staffing  #  and  %   – 46%  1  FTE,  36%  2-­‐3  FTE,  18%  4-­‐6+  FTE     – 80%  1-­‐10  hours/week  
  5. 5. What  we  learned  about     descrip?on  &  workflows   •  DescripEve  pracEces   –  37%  catalog  record,  25%  finding  aids  (37%  other)   • DACS  use   – Yes  39%,  No  43%   • Local  best  pracEces  manual/guide  exists   – Yes  15%,  No  85%  
  6. 6. Scale of collecting On average, how many distinct URLs or seeds does your institution crawl per year? Answers ranged from 1 seed URL every 4 years to 50,000,000 Flickr User: mynameisharsha Photo URL: License: CC BY-SA 2.0
  7. 7. What do you want to learn about web archiving? Do you have any suggestions on how the Web Archiving Roundtable can help you develop your knowledge of web archiving?   Categories  we  iden?fied  based  on  the  33  responses:   –  DescripEon   –  PreservaEon   –  Access/  Use   –  Project  Management/  CollaboraEon   –  Appraisal/  CollecEon  Dev/  Policy   –  Technology/  Capture/  Tools   –  Business  Case/  Costs/  Best  PracEces  
  8. 8. Breakdown  on  Categories   PreservaEon:  3   DescripEon:  4   Access  /  Use:  6     Project  Management  /  CollaboraEon:  6     Appraisal  /  CollecEon  Development  /  Policy:  7     Technology  /  Capture/  Tools:  11       Business  Case  /  Costs  /  Best  PracEces:  12    
  9. 9. Inquiries  about     Descrip?on   -­‐Metadata  best  pracEces   -­‐Decision-­‐making  for  levels  of   descripEon  and  access   -­‐SelecEon  of  others'  policies   and  finding  aids  for   insEtuEonal  web  archives   -­‐Template  for  descripEon   Preserva?on   -­‐  IntegraEon  with   repositories  with  respect  to   future  access   -­‐PreservaEon  workflow  in   repository  system  
  10. 10. Inquiries  about     Access  &  Use   -­‐How  are  researchers  using   web  archives?  How  can   users  be  encouraged  to  use   web  archives?   -­‐Outreach  strategies  for   potenEal  users  of  web   archives   -­‐What  are  opEons  for  access   systems  (including  in-­‐ house/onsite  or  networked)   Project  Management  &   Collabora?on   -­‐  Deeper  understanding  of   workflows,  documentaEon,   and  policies   -­‐  Examples  of  workflows,   documentaEon,  and  policies   from  other  insEtuEons  
  11. 11. Inquiries  about  Appraisal/  Collec?on   Development/  Policies   -­‐  CreaEng  collecEon   development  policies  for   insEtuEons   -­‐  How  to  work  with  content   creators  for  best  capture  of   content   -­‐  Workflows  for  appraisal   before  and  aker  capture   -­‐  Policies  for  specific  issues  like   permissions  to  acquire  third-­‐ party  content,  robots.txt,  etc.   -­‐  More  dialogue  and   development  of  best  pracEces   concerning  appraisal  of  web   content  
  12. 12. Inquiries  about  Technology/     Capture  /  Tools   How to use specific tools better (e.g. scoping rules, QA methods) Comparison of strengthens, benefits of various tools How to keep up on tool development and new technologies Best approaches for handling social media, complex web content (i.e. dynamically generated content) and proprietary systems (i.e. SharePoint) Quality Assurance tools/options Integration of web archiving tools with repository systems
  13. 13. Inquiries  about  Business  Case/  Costs/     Best  Prac?ces   -­‐Explaining  value,  jusEfying   expense  and  requesEng   funding  for  web  archiving  (e.g.   to  administrators,  colleagues   &  users)   -­‐EsEmaEng  size  and  cost   model  for  web  archiving   Are  there  any  best  prac?ces   for:   -­‐working  with  site  creators   -­‐using  web  archiving  tools   -­‐cataloging/metadata   -­‐permissions  &  policy  making   If  there  are  best  prac?ces,     how  can  I  learn  more  about  them?  
  14. 14. Levels  of  interest  in  educa?on • 30 interested in participating in some kind of online educational engagement • 26 said ‘yes, podcasts or other prerecorded video is of interest (equally to interest in webinars or live demos)’ Image credit:
  15. 15. • 30 interested in participating in some kind of interactive online educational engagement • Yes, I am interested in participating in a live online forum (virtual meeting) to share web archiving experiences –20 • Yes, I am interested in participating in an online forum that is text based (e.g. text based discussion board or wiki) –22 • Yes, I would like to teach a webinar -- 2 • 10 not interested in any option offered, 10 did not respond • 26 Yes, podcasts or other prerecorded video is of interest (equally to interest in webinars or live demos) • 13 people said they were less interested or not interested in , podcasts or other prerecorded video • 3 were more interested in videos or podcasts than webinars or live demos • 9 did not respond
  16. 16. Takeaways Image source:
  17. 17. Moving  forward Training  next  steps   Will  reach  out  to  community   for  instructors  and  develop   curriculum   Will  choose  plaoorm(s)      -­‐explore  opEons  for    live  and  recorded    video/demos   Image source:
  18. 18. Building  beWer  knowledge  base  on  web   archiving  fundamentals  and  use  cases   Text based community built resources (knowledge base / forum/wiki) Building a tool kit for business cases for web archives Developing better use cases
  19. 19. Option: reaching out to web archiving service providers Documentation and troubleshooting (continuing) Request training on specific topics (i.e. setting scoping rules) Flickr User: Michael Wifall Photo URL: License: CC BY-SA 2.0
  20. 20. Opportunities for discussion: Today and on an ongoing basis Image credit:
  21. 21. How  you  can  get  involved!   Sugges?ons  &  ideas?   -­‐Email  us  (WA  RT  steering   commipee  members)   -­‐Email  the  WA  RT  list:   -­‐Tweet  us  @Web_ArchRT   Step  up  to  the  plate  to  help:   -­‐Teaching/curriculum   development   -­‐Blog  posts   -­‐Weekly  link  roundup   contribuEons   -­‐Help  build  or  share  tools,   policies  and  resources  with   community  
  22. 22. Feedback  or  ques?ons  about  this   presenta?on  or  the  survey?   •  John   –   –  @jdbence   •  Anna   –   –  @AnnaPerricci  
  23. 23. Thanks! Image credit: Anna Perricci