About Community Webs

A two year IMLS and Internet Archive funded program to provide education, applied training, cohort support, and web archiving services for public librarians to develop expertise in web archiving.

27 public libraries preserving over 35 terabytes of web based community heritage data

The Community Webs cohort of 27 public libraries will collectively preserve over 35 terabytes of web based community heritage materials for long-term access, contribute to educational resources relating to web archiving and digital preservation, and explore new forms of local engagement and partnerships through public programming support. The resulting resources and materials will be made publicly available to other institutions interested in pursuing their own web archiving programs.

Community Webs Schedule

September - December 2017 : Phase 1 - Formation and Orientation



January - May 2018 : Phase 2 - Training and Collection Building


June - December 2018 : Phase 3 - Assessment and Refinement


  • Second in-person cohort meeting
  • Module 4 Live online meeting

January - May 2019 : Phase 4 - Marketing and Dissemination


  • Module 5 Live online meeting
  • Module 6 Live online meeting

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