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Web Archiving Fundamentals | DAS: Foundational | November 2015

8 Course items

To comprehensively represent records created in the 21st century, it’s imperative that select websites and other web-based resources be captured, stored, managed, described, and made accessible as appropriate. Of all born-digital materials, content available primarily or solely online is among the most at-risk of loss, such as loss due to intentional content removal or as a result of a website redesign. This course is an introduction and overview of key elements and core concepts of web archiving and will provide a firm foundation for further expansion of skill sets and prepare you to get more out of web archiving tools. It will also cover web archiving programs and how to scale these programs for any institution.

Note: This course is not a hands-on tutorial for archiving websites.

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Discuss key web archiving concepts and terms.
  • Determine the scope of your collecting practices for acquiring and ensuring the quality of collected websites.
  • Take the steps to facilitate access (e.g. description concepts and access systems).

Who Should Attend:
repository managers, archivists, and practitioners, anyone responsible for web archives

What You Should Already Know:
Basic knowledge of digital records.

DAS Core Competency:
5. Plan for the integration of new tools or successive generations of emerging technologies, software, and media.

Anna Perricci

You will have access to this product for 60 days from the date of purchase.

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.