An Honest Look at Implementing a Digital Preservation Program and the Role of Archive-It April 17, 2024

Amber Passen from Bartholomew County Public Library discusses the successes and challenges of developing a novel digital preservation program.

Memorabilia of Protests: Reflecting on the Sunflower Movement Archive April 3, 2024

Tyng-Ruey Chuang discusses Academia Sinica's collaborative work creating a digital archive, called the Sunflower Movement, documenting Taiwan's civil and political histories.

Addressing Underrepresentation in Rural New England Community Archives: Documenting the History of Black Lives in Rural New England March 20, 2024

Dylan Gaffney discusses Forbes Library's work preserving rural African-American history and life in New England, through the Documenting Early Black Lives in the Connecticut River Valley project and digitizing the Judd Manuscript Collection.

Community Webs Receives $750,000 Grant to Expand Community Archiving by Public Libraries Feb. 1, 2024

The Community Webs program received $750,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the program to 200+ public libraries across the United States.

Surveying Community Webs Members’ Digital Preservation Needs Jan. 19, 2024

Community Programs staff give an overview of the results from a survey of Community Webs members' digital preservation needs and activities, which will inform the direction of the program in 2024 and beyond.

Preserving the History of New Brunswick with Community Webs Jan. 4, 2024

In this guest blog post by Community Webs member, Jacquelyn Oshman of New Brunswick Free Public Library, discusses the her work digitizing city directories as a part of the collaborative digitization grant funded by the National Historical Publications and Research Commission.

Community Webs Expands Access to Diverse Local History Collections June 21, 2023

Community Webs is happy to announce support from the NHPRC Archives Collaboratives program to digitize and provide access to a diverse range of content from across the country that represents the experience of immigrant, indigenous, and African American communities throughout the United States.

Community Webs collections now available in Digital Public Library of America Sept. 27, 2022

Metadata for more than 4,800 archived websites and web collections created by 23 Community Webs member organizations are now available in Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

Community Webs Members Come Together for Symposium in Chattanooga, TN Sept. 13, 2022

Community Webs members from 15 organizations across the US came together to hear updates, learn from one another, and test out new features in Archive-It.

Web Archiving to the Rescue: One Library’s Quest to Fill an Information Gap July 27, 2022

Community Webs member Dana Hamlin, Archivist & Local History Librarian at Waltham Public Library, shares her work filling in gaps in her library’s collections created when records shift from paper into bits and bytes that disappear from the web or get stuck behind paywalls.

Internet Archive Hosts Community Webs Symposium in Washington, DC July 19, 2022

The Community Webs program team hosted its 2022 US Symposium at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. For this day-long meeting, we welcomed over 30 librarians and archivists from across the country for presentations, discussion, networking, and some much-needed catch up following two years of entirely virtual events.

Community Webs members Join Digital Archivists and Librarians at Canadian Web and Digital Archiving Meetup June 22, 2022

50+ librarians and archivists, including Community Webs members, from across Canada came together at Internet Archive Canada Headquarters in Vancouver to share updates on digital archiving projects underway across the country

Preserving Wilmington History on the Web May 3, 2022

Community Webs member Tricia Dean, Tech Services Manager at Wilmington Public Library District, discusses how Community Webs is helping showcase the stories of small and rural communities.

Sharing Inuit Voices Across Time: Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska's Web and Digital Archive April 13, 2022

Folks from the Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska, a Community Webs member organization, share their vision for preserving digital content to support thriving communities and a richer understanding of Inuit political life and cultural heritage.

Integrating Web-Based Content into a Vibrant Local History Collection: South Pasadena Public Library and the Community Webs Program March 15, 2022

Community Webs member Olivia Radbill, Adult Services/Local History Librarian at South Pasadena Public Library, describes how they made web archiving an integral part of their organization's rich local history program.

Community Webs Members Share their Thoughts via Feedback and Engagement Survey March 1, 2022

Community Webs members told us how things are going, what could be improved, and how they would like to get more involved via our Feedback and Engagement Survey.

Building a community of web archiving practice in Canada: A recap of the CARL 2022 Symposium Feb. 9, 2022

Members of web archiving institutions from across Canada - including some Community Webs members - came together to discuss the current and future state of web archiving across the country.

COVID-19 in local history web archives: What we collect and why Dec. 13, 2021

Web Archivist Karl-Rainer Blumenthal describes the swell of COVID-19 web archives created collectively by local history organizations - including Community Webs members - as the pandemic played out across the world

Community Input for Web Archiving at Small and Rural Libraries Dec. 1, 2021

Community Webs member Grace Moran shares her experience building community-centered collections on the Society of American Archivists Web Archiving Section Blog

Community webs hosts Webinar on Metadata Integrations and the DPLA Oct. 14, 2021

Community Webs members came together to learn about our partnership with the Digital Public Library of America and find out how they can opt in to having their collections included on the DPLA platform

Librarians Kanta Kapoor and Lisa Radha Weaver to Receive 2021 Internet Archive Hero Award Oct. 13, 2021

Community Webs member Kanta Kapoor of Milton Public Library shares the prize for her work in Controlled Digital Lending.

kYmberly Keeton Discusses the Texas Black Artist Collective Web Collection Sept. 29, 2021

Community Webs Member kYmberly Keeton of Art | library deco shares her experience building the Texas Black Artist Collective web archive collection at the Archive-It Partner Meeting

Community Webs hosts Virtual Partner Meeting! Sept. 22, 2021

Community Webs welcomed our members from around the world for a half-day meeting of panelists, presentations, discussions and networking.

Interview with Zakiya Collier, Schomburg’s Digital Archivist Sept. 16, 2021

Community Webs member Zakiya Collier discusses her work capturing Black-authored and Black-related online educational resources to document Black studies, movements, and experiences in the twenty-first century through the #SchomburgSyllabus project.

Project WARC-Speed: Challenges and opportunities for web archiving programs Sept. 14, 2021

New Community Webs partner Grace McGann shares the collecting, access, and stewardship goals that will guide web archiving at the Tipp City Public Library in Illinois.

Community Webs joins the Digital Public Library of America June 22, 2021

Internet Archive’s Community Webs program announces a partnership with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to ingest metadata from the over 700 publicly available Community Webs web archive collections into DPLA.

Community Webs Seeks Applicants from the US, Canada and Around the World June 10, 2021

The Internet Archive opens its Community Webs program to cultural heritage organizations in the US, Canada and internationally.

Hartford History Center Selected As Part of Internet Archive’s Community Webs Program April 29, 2021

Hartford Public Library’s Hartford History Center is excited to share that it has been named to the Internet Archive’s Community Webs Program.

Introducing 50+ New Public Library Members of the Internet Archive’s Community Webs Program April 26, 2021

Following our announcement of the Community Web’s expansion, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we are excited to welcome the first class of 50+ new public libraries to the program.

Archiving the Black Diaspora: Makiba J. Foster talks Community Webs with the Internet Archive April 12, 2021

The Internet Archive presents a discussion with Community Webs partner Makiba J. Foster, manager of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) for Broward County Libraries.

Doc Chat Episode Sixteen: Teaching the #Syllabus March 9, 2021

Hear from Dr. Yarimar Bonilla of Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center and Zakiya Collier, Community Webs partner from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, about the Hashtag Syllabus movement.

Web Archiving at BPL: Saving web content one URL at a time Feb. 23, 2021

Community Webs members from Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History capture online news, blogs, and other web content vital to documenting life in Brooklyn.

Community Webs receives funding to scale up the program Dec. 8, 2020

The Community Webs program received $1.13 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the program to 150+ public libraries across the United States.

Collecting Coronavirus Stories Nov. 2, 2020

Public Libraries are at the forefront of collecting COVID-related stories, and Community Webs members are doing vital work documenting local responses from the web.

Community Webs Receives Additional Funding to Further Public Library Local History Web Collecting March 10, 2020

The Institute of Museum and Library services awards funding to Community Webs to expand activities and conduct program evaluation and strategic planning.

What belongs in a web archive? Collection development policies and goals. Feb. 20, 2020

Community Web members participate in an educational session on collection development.

Community Webs IMLS Grant Final Report Sept. 27, 2019

Read the grant final report from the first phase of the Community Webs program.

What belongs in a community web archive? June 5, 2019

New collecting guidelines and examples from Community Webs partners.

Community Collaboration at DPLAFest 2019 April 22, 2019

At DPLAFest 2019 on April 17 in Chicago, speakers addressed ways to preserve and highlight collections while amplifying marginalized histories and connecting with communities.

Community Webs at ALA Midwinter, Seattle Jan. 27, 2019

This session featured participants in, and organizers of, Community Webs - a project aimed at making web archiving more approachable to public libraries

Communing in Columbus: The final Community Webs summit Jan. 23, 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.

Community Webs at IIIPC Nov. 12, 2018

Maria Praetzellis from the Internet Archive and Makiba Foster from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture share their experience with the Community Webs program

Web Archives: A Step into Libraries of the Future Oct. 20, 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 Oct. 18, 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 Aug. 16, 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 19, 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 15, 2018

Updates and information for the Community Webs cohort

Forbes Library to create local web archive May 15, 2018

Forbes Library is excited to share the news that we have been chosen as one of only a few public libraries nationwide to receive the Community Webs grant...

TDL Community Webs: Creating Community History Web Archives May 5, 2018

Community Webss at the Texas Digital Libraries Conference

Saving Local News on the Web April 30, 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 31, 2018

Updates and information for the Community Webs cohort

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

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

Community Webs Updates, February 2018 Feb. 28, 2018

Updates and information for the Community Webs cohort

Athens library receives $25K grant for web archival Dec. 7, 2017

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

City library collecting, preserving websites as historical documents Nov. 30, 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 Nov. 21, 2017

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

Grand Rapids Public Library will preserve web history with $25K grant Nov. 17, 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.

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

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