We're always up to something new. Keep up to date with what the Community Webs program staff and cohort members are up to via blog posts, news articles, regular cohort updates, conference presentations, and more.


Communing in Columbus: The final Community Webs summit January 23rd, 2019

Cohort members from the 27 participating public libraries gathered at the Columbus Metropolitan Library for their yearly summit, and to mark the second (and final) year of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded Community Webs program.

Web Archives: A Step into Libraries of the Future October 20th, 2018

Following the October 2017 wildfires, journalists and others came to Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library to learn about the historic development of Fountain Grove, Coffey Park and other areas affected by fire.

“Make It Weird”: Building a collaborative public library web archive in an arts & counterculture community October 18th, 2018

A guest post by Dylan Gaffney, Forbes Library. Whether documenting the indie music scene of the 1990s, researching the history of local abolitionists and formerly enslaved peoples in the 1840s, or helping patrons research the early LGBT movement in the area, I am frequently reminded of what was not saved or is not physically present in our collections....

Community Webs: Empowering Public Libraries to Create Community History Web Archives - SAA 2018 Panel August 16th, 2018

SAA 2018 panel on Community Webs featuring participants from public libraries in San Francisco CA, Brooklyn Ny, Cleveland OH, Washington D.C, Queens NY, and Urbana IL

Archiving the Web @EBRPL: Creating and following a web collecting policy in a public library June 19th, 2018

During the summer of 2016, Baton Rouge witnessed the shooting of Alton Sterling, the mass shooting of Baton Rouge law ...

Community Webs Updates, May 2018 May 2018

Updates and information for the Community Webs cohort

Saving Local News on the Web April 30th, 2018

A guest post by Diana Bowers-Smith, Archivist, Brooklyn Collection, at the Brooklyn Public Library. For this year’s Endangered Data Week, the Brooklyn Public Library hosted a panel ...

Community Webs Updates, March 2018 March 2018

Updates and information for the Community Webs cohort

Endangered Data Week - Saving Local News on the Web March 1st 2018

Conference presentation by Diana Bowers-Smith, Brooklyn Public Library, Cate Corcoran, Brownstoner, John Del Signore, Formerly of Gothamist

Community Webs Updates, February 2018 February 2018

Updates and information for the Community Webs cohort

Athens library receives $25K grant for web archival December 7th, 2017

The Athens Regional Library System was awarded a prestigious grant to participate in the Community Webs Project, a nationwide...

Grand Rapids Public Library will preserve web history with $25K grant November 17th, 2017

Through the Community Webs project, the Grand Rapids Public Library is one of 28 libraries to receive a $25,000 grant to fund a web archiving project over the course of five years.

City library collecting, preserving websites as historical documents November 30th, 2017

The phrase “historical artifact,” might not conjure up the image of an online chat room from the 1990’s, a Geocities website or your Myspace page...

Briefs: Holiday meal; trash pickup schedule; grants for library and park November 21st, 2017

The Patagonia Public Library was recently awarded a $6,500 grant to preserve web-based information produced in the local area...

Association for Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM)- Conference Presentation October 9-12, 2017

Conference Presentation by Sylvie Rollason-Cass, Internet Archive, and Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Public Library.