Please check back early and often for news regarding events coordinated by the Web Archiving Special Interest Group or of interest to web archiving art librarians. If you have an event to add to the list or propose to the group, please reach out to the SIG’s moderators and/or let us know on our discussion forum.

Upcoming events

ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting 2023*

Wednesday, May 4th, 2pm EDT (12pm CST)

Web Archiving SIG Annual Meeting:

* This meeting will be held virtually

Past events

ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting 2022*

Thursday, March 24, 2022 (2:00-3:00pm EST)

Web Archiving SIG Annual Meeting:

Register here to attend.

* This meeting will be held virtually

ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting 2021*

Thursday, April 29, 2021 (1:00-2:00pm EST)Web Archiving SIG Annual Meeting:

This virtual meeting included brief talks regarding recent web archiving projects and grant-funded web archiving initiatives:

  • Mary Bakija, Web Archive Technician, Frick Art Reference Library: “Finding Value and Making Art with Web Archives”
  • Jack Patterson, NYARC Web Archiving Fellow: “Bringing Web Archives to Digital Repositories with Archipelago and”
  • Miranda Siler, NYARC Web Archiving Fellow: “Using Web Archiving for Art Historical Research”
  • Lori Donovan, Community Programs Manager, Web Archiving & Data Services, Internet Archive: “Next Steps in Building a Collaborative Web Archiving Cohort Model in Art Libraries”

ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020 (2:00-3:00pm EST) – Web Archiving SIG Annual Meeting:

This virtual meeting included an update from the Internet Archive and New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) project team on details and next steps for the IMLS grant Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives.

For more information on this initiative, please see this blog post: Next steps for art libraries and curated web archives

ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019 (1:00-1:50pm) – Web Archiving SIG Annual Meeting:

ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018 (1:45-3:15pm) – Web Archiving SIG Annual Meeting:

  • From Historic Preservation to the Built Environment: The Evolving Boundaries of Columbia’s Avery Library Web Archive – Alex Thurman, Columbia University
  • – Anna Perricci, Rhizome
  • Archive-It – Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, Internet Archive
  • IIPC Training Working Group – Samantha Abrams, Ivy Plus Libraries
  • COBWEB Project – Ann Whiteside, Harvard
  • OCLC Web Archiving Metadata Working Group – Rebecca Guenther; Deborah Kempe, Frick Art Reference Library

ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting 2017

  • Monday, February 6, 2017 (1:00-2:45pm) – Getting Started with Web Archiving: A workshop facilitated by Web Archiving SIG co-moderators Karl-Rainer Blumenthal and Sumitra Duncan will be held during the annual conference.
  • Monday, February 6, 2017 (3:15-4:15pm) – Expanding Web Archives for the Arts: Join a discussion facilitated by NYARC’s program about expanding involvement in web archiving among art and museum libraries.
    • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (4:00-5:00pm) – Web Archiving SIG Annual Meeting: Join colleagues for the second annual meeting of the SIG. Our tentative agenda:
    • Introductions
    • Review of SIG activities since last meeting
    • The Clark Art Institute’s 2017 Venice Biennale Web Harvesting Initiative
    • OCLC Web Archive Metadata (WAM) Working Group Update
    • Preserving web archives with Yale University’s Web Archiving Working Group
    • Call for new SIG officers, 2017-18
    • Open discussion and Q&A

ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting 2016

March 9, 2016 – Web Archiving SIG Meeting at ARLIS/NA + VRA

The ARLIS/NA Web Archiving Special Interest Group met for the first time at Natural Connections, the third joint conference of ARLIS/NA and the Visual Resources Association (VRA), in Seattle, WA. About two dozen art librarians and affiliated professionals joined to hear a brief introduction of web archiving, introduce themselves and their use cases or interests in the practice, receive news from the Internet Archive, and share lessons from established web archiving programs. The open discussion portion of this initial meeting was broad-ranging, but frequently returned to shared interests in the problems posed by intellectual property rights and the appropriate licensing and permissions practices to pursue with gatekeepers and creators of web resources.