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WAS Service Update – July 2012

WAS News

Tracy Seneca, the WAS service manager and project leader since its inception in 2008, is leaving the California Digital Library for a position as Digital Projects Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tracy has been a tireless advocate for WAS, and moved it from a grant-funded development project to a production service, no small task. Tracy is a recognized leader in the field of web archiving, as well as a talented designer, project manager and systems analyst, and we will certainly miss her at CDL. CDL is committed to the Web Archiving Service and will work to provide a smooth transition.

As an important part of that transition, Rosalie Lack will serve as Interim WAS Service Manager. Some of you may remember Rosalie in her previous role at CDL as head of Digital Special Collections—there’s more about Rosalie here:

We’re very excited to be working with Rosalie again at CDL. We wish Tracy all the best in her new position, and encourage curators with any questions about the transition to contact us at

Planned Network Outage, Sunday August 26

IMPORTANT: There will be a planned network outage on Sunday, August 26 that will cause total interruption of many of our services. We will post a more detail schedule of the outage to the CDLALERT-L listserv and to appropriate user groups and listservs.  The most recent CDLAlert issued and the CDLALERT-L Archive are viewable on CDL’s System Status page at

New partner: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Welcome to our new partner, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They are the 4th university from the CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation), joining Northwestern, Purdue and the University of Michigan.

WAS Activity, July 2012

  • 98 archives actively collected
  • 2,618 sites collected
  • 2.1 TB of data collected

Upcoming Meetings and Webinars

WAS User’s Group Meeting, Friday August 10, in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists meeting, San Diego.

WAS Service Description

The Web Archiving Service (WAS) enables librarians, archivists and researchers to capture, curate and preserve websites and web‐published materials. WAS makes it easy to build web archives, with scheduling and other tools to help manage your archive. You control public access to your archives and can configure the appearance and navigation of each archive. We also provide collection development consultation and help desk support for web archiving questions.

WAS Service Manager

Rosalie Lack- or

Additional WAS Information (training materials, videos, guides, etc.) More information about WAS is available at ( or by sending an inquiry to

Service Monitoring and Availability Check WAS’ system status page