Documentation:Digital Tattoo Curriculum/Web Archiving

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What is web archiving?

Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web to ensure the information is preserved in an archive for future researchers, historians, and the public. (source: Wikipedia)

Web archiving activities or events bring together volunteers, scientists, coders, librarians, etc. to preserve at risk records and datasets in cooperation with the internet archive. Web crawlers are typically employed to automate the data capture process due to size and volume. The Internet Archive is the largest organization to implement a web crawling approach in order to preserve Internet data.

How do I get involved?

One example of an ongoing project is the climate and environmental data rescue. DataRescue events are organized by local coordinators and sponsored by the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) and DataRefuge.