Collection Development

Strategies for appraisal and development of community focused web archive collections

Thoughtful selection of websites and webpages that reflect the local community is key to building valuable local history web archives.

The Community Webs program identifies outreach and collaboration with a library’s community as important elements of successful web archive collection development. Collection topics can augment traditional collecting practices, or open the existing collection scope to areas that can’t typically be collected in the physical, that’s the beauty of web archives.

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Web Archive Collection Development

Web Archive Collection Development Policy at Queens Public Library

Crowd Sourcing Strategies for Web Archives

Web Archiving at Henderson Libraries

Web Archiving at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Web Archive Collection Development

Web Archive Collection Development Policy at Queens Public Library

Crowd Sourcing Strategies for Web Archives

Web Archiving at Henderson Public Libraries

Web Archiving at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Reading Materials

Sample Guidelines and Policies for Digital Collections

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Tips for Promoting Projects and CollectionsCollection Development Resources for Web-based Materials

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Collection Development Case Studies

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Collection Development Guidelines Questionnaire

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Huth, Geof. Case Study 2: “Imaginative Digital Appraisal in a Small Institution.”

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"Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories ."

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Rollason-Cass, Sylvie “A Place for the Displaced: Collecting, Preserving and Learning from the Blogs of Hurricane Katrina.” Archive-It blog post

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Summers, Ed. “Assemblages of Appraisal.”

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Theimer, Kate. “The Future of Archives is Participatory: Archives as Platform, or A New Mission for Archives.” Archives Next blog post.

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Taylor, Nicholas. “Collection Development for Selective Web Archiving.”

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Wallace, Patrick. “Unauthorized Voices in the Archive: Documenting Students Life in Middlebury College’s Community Web Archive.” Archive-It blog post.

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“Social Media Archives Toolkit.” North Carolina State University Libraries.

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