Registration Now Open for IIPC’s 2022 Web Archiving Conference

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 Web Archiving Conference! The event, which the Library of Congress is hosting in partnership with the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) will be held virtually on May 23-25, 2022. The conference is free and open to everyone with an interest in web archiving, but space is limited so we recommend registering now to reserve your spot.

The conference will kick off on May 23 with #WhyWebArchiving: Preserving Internet Content for Research Use, a virtual panel that will bring together library subject experts, researchers, and historians to discuss the value of web archiving and the potential uses for content collected and preserved by cultural heritage institutions. If you are new to web archives, we recommend registering for this event as an introduction.

For those who are ready delve deeper, May 24 and 25 will feature sessions on a variety of web archiving and digital preservation topics, including the following:

  • Full-Text Search for Web Archives
  • Besocial: Social Media Archiving at KBR in Belgium
  • Teaching the Whys and Hows of Creating and Using Web Archives
  • Video/Stream Archiving
  • Design, Build, Use: Building a Computational Research Platform for Web Archives
  • Advancing Quality Assurance for Web Archives: Putting Theory into Practice
  • Serving Researchers with Public Web Archive Datasets in the Cloud
  • Researching Web Archives: Access & Tools
  • Electronic Literature and Digital Art: Approaches to Documentation and Collecting
  • Research Use of the National Web Archives
  • Pulling Together: Building Collaborative Web Collections
  • Rapid Response Collecting: What Are the New Workflows and Challenges?
  • Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online

To learn more about the above sessions and other research being presented at the conference, check out the schedule and abstracts. Presentations will be available as recordings in advance of the event, and the conference itself will be a mix of live Q&A sessions, lightning talks, and conversations with web archiving specialists from around the world. If you are unable to attend a live session, parts of the conference will be recorded and made available afterwards.

Please register for each day you plan to attend—May 23, 24, and 25. If you have any questions, you can contact the event organizers at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you online!

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