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Author: Tracy Seneca

CDL Supports: Building the UC Irvine and UC Davis Campus Web Archives

A growing number of organizations are using the California Digital Library’s Web Archiving Service ( to build comprehensive archives of large university campuses.  The web has become the primary mode of communication and publication for campus events and issues, and […]

Web Archivists: Two Calls for Papers

Librarians and archivists engaged in building web archives have two upcoming opportunities to share your experience with an international audience. April 30th, 2012: “The Broad Value of Web Archives: Demonstrated Use” – Washington DC This open session is part of […]

Web Archiving Service Tech News – Code4Lib

Web Archiving Service developers Erik Hetzner and Scott Fisher will present at this year’s Code4Lib conference on the tools they used to re-index over 600 million files in the web archives: “Indexing Big Data with Tika, Solr & MapReduce”.   The […]

WAS Under the Hood: How Web Archives Work – Nov 16 Webinar

The Web Archiving Service ( enables librarians, archivists and researchers to capture websites, and to build and publish web archives. Join us Wednesday November 16th at 9 am Pacific for a webinar on the technologies behind the Web Archiving Service. […]

Web Archiving Service Webinars: Introduction to WAS

Learn how to build web archives with CDL’s Web Archiving Service!  Our introductory webinar will be offered on October 26, October 27th and again on November 10th (details below). If you are a new WAS user or if you’re just […]

Making the Case for Web Archiving: IIPC Video

The International Internet Preservation Consortium has released a brief montage of eloquent and compelling interviews with Web preservation experts discussing the value and scope of this work.  Representatives from the British Library, the Swiss National Library, the Library of Congress […]

Preview of Forthcoming Web Archiving Service Features

A recording of our recent web-conference session on Forthcoming Web Archiving Service Features: QA Tools, Duplicate Reduction and Search Enhancements ( is now available.  This 60 minute demo covers: WAS Roadmap: new features in context of overall direction for the […]

Web Archiving Service: Blog Posts and Articles

We’d like to alert you to two recent write-ups of the Web Archiving Service ( that cover both an initial evaluation and an in-depth examination of extensive use of the service.  Chris Prom provides a Web Archiving Service Evaluation in […]

Recently Released: University of Michigan Web Archive

Web Archiving Service ( partners at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan have made their comprehensive archive of university websites available to the public.  The University of Michigan Web Archive ( contains 490 archived sites from the domain, […]

April Web Archiving Service Workshops (14th, 19th & 25th)

The California Digital Library will be offering two introductory Web Archiving Service sessions in April and another session to preview forthcoming enhancements to the service. Web Archiving Service Introduction Sessions On April 14th and again on the 25th at 9:30 […]