Archive-It, an initiative of the Internet Archive, is the subscription web archiving service that the Folger uses to build and maintain its current web collections. For the most up-to-date service information, including information on upcoming training and webinar opportunities, refer to the Archive-It help documentation. The Archive-It blog is an additional resource for information on the latest service updates and related content.
Updates to the Archive-It web application are frequent. At the time of this writing, 4.9 is the most recent version. Archive-It 5.0, which will be a “major overhaul” of the service, has a tentative release date of Summer 2014. An explanation and a full list of upcoming features can be found here.
Additionally, Archive-It hosts an Annual Partner Meeting where partner institutions and partner specialists meet to discuss the Archive-It service, partner projects, and the current professional environment surrounding the web archival field. The Folger presented at the November 2013 Partner Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The presentation, which can be accessed here, was titled: “‘The Short and The Long’ of It: Web Archiving at the Folger Shakespeare Library.”
- Learn more about web archiving at the Folger Shakespeare Library here.
- For more information on internal collecting workflows and local description guidelines, please see the May 2014 Folger Shakespeare Library Web Archives summary report, prepared by Jaime McCurry, 2013-14 National Digital Stewardship Resident.