Presentation with Judy Silva (Fine & Performing Arts Librarian and Archivist at Slippery Rock University) and Alexis Antracoli (Records Management archivist at Drexel University) at the Pennsylvania Library Association's 2013 annual conference in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.
Abstract: As higher education embraces new technologies, teaching, learning, research, and record-keeping is increasingly taking place on university websites, on university-related social media pages, and elsewhere on the open web. This dynamic digital content, however, is highly vulnerable to degradation and loss. This session will introduce the concept of web archiving and articulate why it’s important for colleges and universities. Speakers will demonstrate web archiving service Archive-It and then share lessons learned from their institutions’ web archiving initiatives, from unexpected stumbling blocks to strategies for raising funds and support from campus stakeholders.