Web Archiving: Description and Access

As with any collection, the way in which materials archived from the web are described means everything for the success with which they are accessed. Please join us for part 3 of our web archiving series, which will cover the ins and outs of making archived content easily locate-able for your users.

Alex Thurman and Lily Pregill will cover metadata schemas for web archives, systems including Archive-It and other platforms, and issues of access.

Information on the fourth webinar in this series is forthcoming, and we'll send a code for free registration for the fourth and final webinar to all who sign up to attend or receive a playback link for parts 1, 2, and 3.


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Speaker bios:

Alex Thurman is the Web Resources Collection Coordinator for Columbia University Libraries, where he has been building thematic and institutional web archives since 2008. He has served on and chaired several ALA cataloging committees, including the ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee, and currently co-chairs the Content Development Group of the International Internet Preservation Consortium, working with far-flung colleagues to build collaborative web archives. He has a PhD in English and American Literature from NYU, and an MSLIS from LIU's Palmer School.


Lily Pregill is a library consultant and has worked as the Coordinator and Systems Manager for the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) since 2007. With over ten years of experience working with academic, special, and art museum libraries, Lily’s areas of expertise include technical services and systems librarianship. Her work focuses on helping libraries with metadata, technology, workflows, and collaborative initiatives. Lily recently implemented NYARC’s Primo discovery layer which allows users to discover the consortium’s web archive collections alongside traditional research materials. She is an active member of the Art Libraries Society of North America serving on the association’s national Strategic Planning Committee. Lily holds a BA in English from Suffolk University and an MLIS from Rutgers University.

Sumitra Duncan is the Web Archiving Coordinator at the Frick Art Reference Library. In this role, she manages the web archiving program of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), which consists of the research libraries of The Frick Art Reference Library, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Brooklyn Museum. She serves as the co-chair of the Web Archiving Special Interest Group (SIG) at METRO and the Archive-It New York Users Group. Sumitra holds a BA in English Literature from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MS in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute.


Mon, Feb. 29, 2016
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. America/New_York


United States