Your friendly neighborhood web archivists are really excited to announce a new feature of the Help Center: the Archive-It Video Training Curriculum. <<< Here you’ll find a small but growing collection of short videos that cover the core functionalities and uses of the Archive-It web application, from setting up your account to analyzing post-crawl reports. As of this announcement, the collection includes:
- Navigating Archive-It - New to Archive-It or just need a refresher? This video will help you get acquainted with the Archive-It web application, pointing out where features are located and why you might want to use them.
- Administrative Features - Are you the administrator of your Archive-It account? If so, watch this video to find out how to add and edit new users, and how to use the other administrative features available in your account. Features include: URL customization, account level metadata, Google analytics.
- Pre-Crawl Scoping - Make sure your seeds are set up correctly before you start your crawls. In this video you'll learn tips for selecting, formatting, and administering your seed URLs before you run a crawl to help capture the data you're looking for.
- Test Crawls - Adding new seeds or scoping rules? You'll want to make sure you run a test crawl! This video will give you tips on how and why to run test crawls in your collections.
- Getting the most from your post crawl reports - So you've run a crawl, now what? This video walks through each report to provide detail on why each report is necessary, and the information you can glean from them.
Understanding your Hosts Report - Don't be overwhelmed by the information in your Hosts Report! Find out all of the different ways you can use it to identify crawler traps, block hosts, add data limits, run patch crawls, and more!
We hope that these will come in handy to both new web archivists as they get to know Archive-It as well as old trusty hands who could use a brief review to brush up again.
We’d love to expand this collection. Please let us know by commenting here or on the above page itself if there are particular topics not yet covered that you would like to see demonstrated by one of us!
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