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What is Web Archiving? Why is it Important?
Web archiving involves using a web crawler to record parts of the World Wide Web in its original format to ensure this information preserved and made accessible for future generations of researchers, historians, and the public. An increasing amount of information is born digital and can only be accessed through a website. If not archived properly, this information is at a high risk of being lost due to the ephemeral characteristics of information created online.
How to Access NSCAD Library Web Archive Collections
More Information About Web Archives and Webarchiving
The Internet Archive began archiving the internet in 1996. Today the Internet Archive makes acessible over 20 years of internet history through its Wayback Machine. The Internet Archive also works with institutions of higher learning to identify websites of archival value through its Archive-It program.
National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web
At the top of the page click on the "LIVESTREAM" link to watch a number of events that were live-streamed as part of a conference on the subject of ethics and web archives. The National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web was organized by Rhizome and held at the New Museum between March 22nd and March 24th 2018.
The Art Libraries Society of North America Web Archiving Special Interest Group provides information about web archiving in art libraries, as well as links to resources for learning more about web archives.
GitHub - Awesome Web Archiving
A GitHub list of training resources and tools for getting started with web archiving.
More Resources for Personal Web Archiving
Rhizome Conifer Platform and Webrecorder Software
Setting Up a Personal Rhizome Conifer Account
Use this link to create a personal Conifer account with Rhizome to get started web recording!
Download the Webrecorder Player for your desktop to view high fidelity web archives from your local machine without an internet connection. Webrecorder Player currently supports the following web archiving formats:
WARC Format: (.warc, warc.gz) Most common format
HAR Format: (.har)
ARC Format: (.arc, .arg.gz)
Rhizome Conifer User Guide
Rhizome Conifer user guide
Use Webarchives to Surf and Discover the Old Web
About NSCAD Library Web Archive Collections
NSCAD has a number of web archived pages archived through the Rhizome Conifer Platform, and the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. In the late summer of 2020 the Library received funding from the Information and Communications Technology Council to hire a student to assist in web archiving digital content during the COVID-19 pandemic through until the winter semester. The Library hired NSCAD student Kayza Degraff-Ford who led this project. Of particular importance in this project was the exploration of methods to preserve digital exhibitions by NSCAD students, news pertaining to NSCAD, University communications, and digital theses projects by NSCAD graduate students that are produced as websites.
Apocalypse NSCAD is a web archiving exhibition by NSCAD student Kayza Degraff-Ford. Degraff-Ford archived NSCAD content as part of a NSCAD Library COVID-19 web archiving project. You can find the original site at https://apocalypsenscad.hotglue.me/ Below is a link to the archived exhibition in NSCAD's Conifer platform.
"What is a web archive?" - By the UK Web Archive
More Web Archives to Explore