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SLIS MA student Samantha Abrams talks @ DHRN on 2/9

The Digital Humanities Research Network will host SLIS MA student Samantha Abrams on 2/9 for a discussion of web archiving:

The Digital Humanities Research Network hopes you will join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, February 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Memorial Library Commons (room 460).

This time, we’ll be talking about archiving web materials withSamantha Abrams, an early-career archivist and a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s iSchool. Samantha works at Culver’s as a corporate archivist, and at the Madison Public Library, where she is assisting with the launch of a hyper-local Web archiving program. She is also involved in the development of a personal archiving lab at the Madison Public Library, through which patrons will have the opportunity to learn how to digitize and preserve personal items from home: photographs, home videos, and more.

Before this meeting, we suggest you take a look at these short readings:

– Ed Summers, “The Web as a Preservation Medium”

– Archive.org, “The Wayback Machine Hits 400,000,000,000!”

– Wikipedia, “Web archiving”

 

More info on DHRN, which will be housed here in the Center next year, is available here.

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