A Preview of MementoEmbed: Embeddable Surrogates for Archived Web Pages

A Preview of MementoEmbed: Embeddable Surrogates for Archived Web Pages

With the death of Storify, I’ve been examining alternatives for summarizing web archive collections. Key to these summaries are surrogates. I have discovered that there exist services that provide users with embeds. These embeds allow an author to insert a surrogate into the H...

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How well are the National Guideline Clearinghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Archived?

How well are the National Guideline Clearinghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Archived?

There are two US government websites in danger, the National Guideline Clearinghouse (https://www.guideline.gov) and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (https://qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov). Both store medical guidelines. Both will “not be available after July 16, 2018”....

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Extracting Metadata from Archive-It Collections with Archive-It Utilities

Extracting Metadata from Archive-It Collections with Archive-It Utilities

At iPres 2018, I will be presenting “The Many Shapes of Archive-It”, a paper that focuses on some structural features inherent in Archive-It collections. The paper is now available as a preprint on arXiv. As part of the data gathering for “The Many Shapes of Archive-It”, and a...

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The Off-Topic Memento Toolkit

The Off-Topic Memento Toolkit

Inspired by AlNoamany’s work from “Detecting off-topic pages within TimeMaps in Web archives” I am pleased to announce an alpha release of the Off-Topic Memento Toolkit (OTMT). The results of testing with this software will be presented at iPres 2018 and those results are now ...

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Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) Doctoral Consortium Trip Report

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) Doctoral Consortium Trip Report

On June 3, 2018, PhD students arrived in Fort Worth, Texas to attend the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries Doctoral Consortium. This is a pre-conference event associated with the ACM and IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. This event gives PhD students a forum i...

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Improving Collection Understanding in Web Archives

Improving Collection Understanding in Web Archives

Here I presented work done on my dissertation so far. The doctoral consortium allows me to acquire feedback from the community before I submit my dissertation proposal to the university. Here I propose using a visualization of representative mementos to aide in collection unde...

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Let's Get Visual and Examine Web Page Surrogates

Let's Get Visual and Examine Web Page Surrogates

Web resources can be represented in a variety of ways. In this blog post I go over work that has been done to create surrogates, or representations of web resources, for use on social media, search engine results, and more.

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Avoiding spoilers: wiki time travel with Sheldon Cooper

Avoiding spoilers: wiki time travel with Sheldon Cooper

by Shawn M. Jones, Michael L. Nelson, and Herbert Van de Sompel

A variety of fan-based wikis about episodic fiction (e.g., television shows, novels, movies) exist on the World Wide Web. These wikis provide a wealth of information about complex stories, but if fans are behind in their viewing they run the risk of encountering “spoilers”—inf...

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Dodging the Memory Hole 2017 Trip Report

Dodging the Memory Hole 2017 Trip Report

We engaged in discussions about a very important topic: the preservation of online news content. Brewster Kahle is well known in digital preservation and especially web archiving circles. I tried to cover elements of all presentations while live tweeting during the event, and ...

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Storify Will Be Gone Soon, So How Do We Preserve The Stories?

Storify Will Be Gone Soon, So How Do We Preserve The Stories?

The Storify platform will be discontinued in May 2018. Here I outline some options for those trying to preserve their work before it disappears.

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