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Happenings in the Web Archiving World

Posted by: Abbey Potter

Recently, the world of web archiving has been a busy one. Here are some quick updates: The National Library of Estonia released the Estonian Web Archive┬áto the public. This is of particular note because the Legal Deposit Law in Estonia allows the archive to be publicly accessible online. If you read Estonian you can browse …

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Using Viewshare to Visualize Conference Tweets

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This is a guest post from Camille Salas, the former Viewshare outreach librarian extraordinaire. Camille completed her internship and temporary assignment with the Library of Congress recently, we hope to again feature her outstanding work as a guest author on this blog once she’s landed a new gig. Best of luck, Camille! Following is an …

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Come see us at the National Book Festival

Posted by: Abbey Potter

If you’re in DC this weekend make sure to stop by the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall. Authors, poets, illustrators and several Library of Congress programs will be featured over two days, Saturday and Sunday, September 21 – 22, 2013. NDIIPP staff will be in the Library of Congress …

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Bringing Hidden Collections to Light with Viewshare: An Interview with Julie Miller, Historian at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Abbey Potter

The following is a guest post from Camille Salas of the Library of Congress. On June 11th, I had the opportunity to conduct a Viewshare presentation at the Library of Congress. In addition to a demonstration of how Viewshare works, I shared a few examples of how staff members at the Library of Congress are using …

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Step One, Fit In: Finding a Place for Web Archiving

Posted by: Abbey Potter

Web archives are unique in digital library collections. They contain numerous formats, versions and content types. Acquiring, preserving and providing access to web archives often required specialized software, processes and skills. These factors can make it difficult for organizations to embark on web archiving and integrate web archiving into existing library departments and services. The …

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Teaching Digital Libraries with Viewshare: An Interview with Dr. Erik Mitchell

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This is a guest post by Camille Salas, the Viewshare.org coordinator for the Library of Congress.  This past December, I shared a lesson plan that uses the Library’s Viewshare platform to create digital libraries. Dr. Erik Mitchell, who teaches the Organization of Information class at the University of Maryland’s iSchool, created the lesson plan. After a …

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IIPC @10

Posted by: Abbey Potter

Late in April, in Ljubljana,┬áSlovenia, the International Internet Preservation Consortium gathered for its annual General Assembly. This year is the 10th anniversary of the organization, and we marked the milestone by reflecting on our past accomplishments and thinking about how the members could work together to make positive and lasting impacts on the field of …

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Viewshare Meet JSON, JSON Meet Viewshare

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This is a guest post by Bill Amberg, a contract software developer and Camille Salas, an intern with the Library of Congress, who are both working on Viewshare. Trevor Owens also contributed to the post.  We are pleased to announce a fifth option for importing data into Viewshare – JSON. Users now have the ability …