Format: Self-paced Course
Developed by: Internet Archive with funding from Institute of Museum and Library Services
Length: 1 hour
As more and more local news, history and activity is available only on the web, and no longer published to traditional physical media, public libraries are increasingly archiving locally generated or relevant websites and web content that would not otherwise be preserved.
This self-paced course is adapted from training materials created for the Community Webs project, an Institute of Museum and Library Services -funded program created by Internet Archive to enable public libraries to build collections of historically-valuable, web published materials documenting their local communities.
This course covers:
- A basic overview of web archiving
- Why web archiving is important generally
- Why web archiving is important for public libraries
- Incorporating web archiving into your library's collection development policy
- Identifying and selecting online content for archiving
- Selecting web archiving tools that fit your library's needs
- The importance of community engagement to the success of your library's web archiving program
- How to effectively sustain your web archiving