Sustainability

Building and maintaining sustainable web archiving programs

It is never too early to consider the future of your web archiving program.

By involving colleagues in the formulation of collecting policies, working with partner organizations, and/or working with public relations staff to inform and educate the community about the importance of web archiving, you can help to ensure internal and external support for continuation.

Videos

Community Cultivation Model

Reading Materials

Community Webs - Steps Toward Sustainability"

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Aldrich, Rebekkah Smith. "Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library’s Future in an Uncertain World."

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Eschenfelder, K. R., Shankar, K. , Williams, R. , Lanham, A. , Salo, D. and Zhang, M. "What are we talking about when we talk about sustainability of digital archives, repositories and libraries?"

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Graham, Blake; Oergersen, Jennifer L; Ducey, Mary Ellen "Launching a Web Archives Program at a Public University"

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Maron, Nancy L.; Pickle, Sarah. "Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections""

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Gemmill, Laurie, and Megan Forbes. “It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Sustainability A Guidebook for Programs Serving Cultural and Scientific Heritage.”

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University of Kansas' Community Tool Box.

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