Archive-It Community Webs Update Community Webs

Share Your Projects

Please send us a quick description of what you’ve done so far as part of the Community Webs program so we can update this page about the cohort on You can share anything about your library’s collecting goals, strategies, and partnerships for your web archiving program. Don’t be concerned if you haven’t completed any or all those items, we realize this is a work in progress! This exercise might be a good opportunity to solidify your vision. Email your descriptions to

Share your Community Webs story on the Archive-It blog
In addition to receiving news and tech updates, partners use the Archive-It blog to share new and growing collections, engagement with patrons, project ideas, and more with their peer web archivists and the wider GLAM and digital preservation communities. As your collections and connections grow, we invite Community Webs partners to join us in posting these stories here as well. Made an important web acquisition to your community? Hosted a public program or training event? Have inspiration or questions to share? Consider adding these and more to the Archive-It blog!


Important Dates

Module 3 Live Online Meeting
Our next module webinar will be on Tuesday, April 10 at 10am PT/1pm ET and includes discussion on patron engagement, public programming, and community partnerships. We are pleased to announce that the archivists from the Community Archivist Program at the Austin History Center, and cohort member David LaCrone from Kansas City Public Library will join as guest speakers.

Archive-It 2018 Partner Meeting
The Archive-It web archiving community will gather for a half-day meeting on Tuesday, August 14, preceding ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018, the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in Washington, DC. There is no cost to attend, so if you plan to go to the SAA annual meeting in DC this year, save the date on your calendars and plan to be there.

Comm Webs 2018 Cohort Meeting
A reminder to save the date for the in-person cohort meeting taking place Friday, November 2, in Columbus, Ohio at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. We will be updating the online course space with information and logistics for this meeting soon, so stay tuned!


Profiled Collection


As you continue to build your web archiving programs, it’s helpful to see examples of what others public libraries are doing. We plan to periodically highlight collections from the cohort to encourage your program’s progress. We know many of you have interesting collections in development, and we’re excited to share them as they come together!

DCPL Collection
Visit DC Public Library's collection Neighborhood Blogs of Washington, DC


Archive-It Quick Tips: Seed Types

Remember that Seed Type is the first level of scoping that you will add to your seed. The Archive-It team recommends the Standard seed type in most situations. The One Page seed type is great for news articles or blog posts. To capture single page links off of an article or blog post use the One Page + seed type. The Standard + seed type can be helpful in certain situations, but is not widely recommended because of how much content it has the potential to scope in. If you have questions about seed type or how to capture content linked from a seed, feel free to get in touch with the Archive-It team via a support ticket. We’re here to help!

Seed Types


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