Federal Agency Web Archiving Best Practices: Exploring Methods to Work Collaboratively
The Federal Web Archiving Working Group (FWAWG) is a multi-agency collaboration seeking to promote web archiving best practices across U.S. government federal agencies. The goals of the FWAWG are to research, develop, and promote common technical guidelines, methods, and best practices for the discovery, access, and preservation of web-disseminated information, with a particular focus on federal government content. This group originated in September 2014, when the Library of Congress, the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the National Archives and Record Administration, sought to distinguish what and how each agency was preserving web content. Since then, the group has grown to include a number of other agencies, including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Library of Medicine, and the Department of Transportation Libraries. Members include those that are archiving their own websites, but also agencies that are charged with preserving the websites of other organizations, including other federal agencies.
The FWAWG wishes to further its outreach to learn more about the web archiving activities of other federal agencies. The FWAWG is also interested in exploring better ways to work together and to share information about our activities, and is considering formalizing the work of the group as part of the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI --http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/). Current FWAWG members are interested in gauging the interest of other Federal Agencies in this activity, particularly those that are already participating in FADGI, or those who are doing web archiving or interested in web archiving.
This meeting will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the work of the FWAWG, and to explore opportunities for collaboration with other agencies involved or interested in web archiving activities.
When: Thursday May 3, 2018, 9:30am-12:00pm
Location: National Archives Innovation Hub, Washington, DC https://www.archives.gov/innovation-hub and via WebEx.
Who may attend: The event is open to representatives from U.S. Federal Agencies only. Onsite space is limited to the first 30 people who respond, however webex will be provided for additional attendees.
RSVP by April 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name, agency, email address, identify if you would like to attend in person or call in. Details about the agenda, meeting location, agenda and webex instructions will be sent to registered attendees by May 1st.
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