First-Timers to the ARLIS/NA Conference, Arts du Monde, in New Orleans

  • Posted on Apr 04, 2017 by

Megan De Armond, Assistant Digital and Metadata Librarian/NYARC Web Archiving Technician, and Coral Salomón, NYARC Web Archiving Fellow, currently work at The Frick Art Reference Library. Below, they discuss their first time attending an Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Conference and what they learned from the experience.

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The Shape of Things to Come: Archiving the Brooklyn Museum Website

  • Posted on Mar 01, 2016 by

What is a web archive, and what are we archiving when we “archive the web”? What shape will the archive have? When a web archivist looks at the quality of a web capture, they are seeking to capture the functionality and behavior as well as the look and feel of the original site on the day it was archived. Compared to what archivists and librarians are used to cataloging, archiving a website is a relatively abstract concept. A website has numerous moving parts; an archived site is not a static, boxed object, like the archives we are used to.


Web Archiving Happens Here: NYARC hosts the first meeting of Archive-It NY

  • Posted on Mar 18, 2015 by

The Museum of Modern Art hosted a thoroughly modern gathering of librarians, archivists, curators, and preservationists this month. Archive-It NY--the local network of partners and friends of the web archiving software service Archive-It--met for the very first time, and its members got to know the faces and personalities behind some of the region’s most ambitious and technically challenging collecting efforts.


Readying for Reframing: Reports on Web Archiving

  • Posted on Apr 17, 2013 by

Over the past year, NYARC has surveyed the publishing and web archiving landscape to develop a program for collecting born-digital art research materials.  An overview of this project called “Reframing Collection for a Digital Age: A Preparatory Study for Collecting and Preserving Web-Based Art Research Materials,” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, can be found here.