Archiving the US Elections Websphere: An Historical Perspective
MLS; Member, Web Archiving Team, Office of Strategic Information, Library of Congress
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Pacific Time
Location: Live from San José using Elluminate URL: join live session
The Library of Congress has archived Web content for the last five elections and has a significant body of work comprising more than 30 Terabytes of election content. Although tools and processes have improved significantly since the efforts to capture Election 2000 Web materials, the challenges of Web 2.0 and the ever evolving nature of the Web presents new challenges every election. Ms. Jones provides an historical overview of the elections collections from selection to cataloging and Web archiving challenges in creating quality Web archives.