Class Spotlight


 Web Archiving: An Introduction to Basic Concepts and Tools

May 7,  2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

In this session will instructors will introduce and demonstrate tools used to capture and preserve various kinds of web content. The class will begin with a description of the WARC (Web ARChive) format, along with tools that can create WARC files. After that, the class will review tools used to preserve various social media content. Best practices for describing web content, and challenges in description, will also be addressed in the session.


Most tools demonstrated in the class will be freely available so they can be used after the class at no further cost to the institutions, but the class will also include discussion of paid alternatives for archiving web content.


Digital Preservation Toolbox - Metadata Manipulation

May 8, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET


This two hour session will provide a hands-on overview of tools that extract, embed and monitor metadata into digital preservation-quality files. The class will begin with tools that can extract technical metadata from digital files and export them into XML formats. After that, the class will go through the installation and basic implementation of embedded metadata tools for both still image and audiovisual files. Finally, the class will end with tools that can be used to perform quality control on metadata.


All tools demonstrated in the class will be freely available so they can be used after the class at no further cost to the institutions.


Collecting Social Media

May 18, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET


In this webinar participants will learn about various aspects of starting a social media archiving project or program. We will explore community resources and discuss a variety of topics like technology and types of social media archiving, collection development and policy considerations, and description. The instructor will cover specific tools such as Archive-It, twarc, and webrecorder. Some prior knowledge of web archiving may be helpful, but is not required.


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