Designing and building out websites with their "archivability" in mind from the early planning stages will ensure that the content being produced is more readily preservable and will remain accessible to users and cultural heritage researchers well into the future.
Sumitra Duncan, Head of the Web Archiving Program at the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) and Web Archive Lead at the Frick Art Reference Library, presented from her perspective as a web archivist on recommended practices for developing more easily archivable websites.
Recordings of the presentation, divided into three parts, can be found below. Viewers can expect to:
Gain insights on the significance of the practice of web archiving
Identify known challenges to archiving certain types of born-digital content
Get practical guidance and recommendations for producing web-based content that is more likely to be successfully web archived and preserved in the long term
Sumitra Duncan is the Head of the Web Archiving Program for the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), which consists of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries and archives of the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. She co-founded and co-coordinates the Web Archiving Special Interest Group of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Archive-It New York Users Group. Sumitra has previously led web archiving workshops for the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network (DPOE-N), the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), ARLIS/NA, the Frick Art Reference Library's Digital Art History Lab, and The New School’s Parsons School of Design. She holds an MSLIS from Pratt Institute with Advanced Certificates in Archives and Museum Libraries.