Please check back early and often for news regarding events coordinated by the Web Archiving Special Interest Group or of interest to web archiving art librarians. If you have an event to add to the list or propose to the group, please reach out to the SIG's moderators and/or let us know on our discussion forum.

Upcoming events

ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting 2017

  • Monday, February 6, 2017 (1:00-2:45pm) - Getting Started with Web Archiving: A workshop facilitated by Web Archiving SIG co-moderators Karl-Rainer Blumenthal and Sumitra Duncan will be held during the annual conference.

  • Monday, February 6, 2017 (3:15-4:15pm) - Expanding Web Archives for the Arts: Join a discussion facilitated by NYARC's program about expanding involvement in web archiving among art and museum libraries.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (4:00-5:00pm) - Web Archiving SIG Annual Meeting: Join colleagues for the second annual meeting of the SIG. Our tentative agenda:

    • Introductions
    • Review of SIG activities since last meeting
    • The Clark Art Institute's 2017 Venice Biennale Web Harvesting Initiative
    • OCLC Web Archive Metadata (WAM) Working Group Update
    • Preserving web archives with Yale University's Web Archiving Working Group
    • Call for new SIG officers, 2017-18
    • Open discussion and Q&A


Past events

March 9, 2016 - Web Archiving SIG Meeting at ARLIS/NA + VRA

The ARLIS/NA Web Archiving Special Interest Group met for the first time at Natural Connections, the third joint conference of ARLIS/NA and the Visual Resources Association (VRA), in Seattle, WA. About two dozen art librarians and affiliated professionals joined to hear a brief introduction of web archiving, introduce themselves and their use cases or interests in the practice, receive news from the Internet Archive, and share lessons from established web archiving programs. The open discussion portion of this initial meeting was broad-ranging, but frequently returned to shared interests in the problems posed by intellectual property rights and the appropriate licensing and permissions practices to pursue with gatekeepers and creators of web resources.