Log Number: RE-85-17-0060-17
The Internet Archive will train 15 public librarians on using web archives to capture historically valuable web materials documenting their local communities. Participating librarians will receive intensive training in a variety of web archiving topics through in-person and online trainings, professional support from experts on web archiving in public libraries, and cohort-based activities. Training materials will also be made freely available online for reuse by others. participants' institutions will be provided with five-year subscriptions to the Internet Archive's Archive-It service, resulting in the long-term preservation of over 35 terabytes of web-published community history materials. This project will increase the capacity of public libraries nationwide to participate in web archiving and document their community history.