June was ArchivePress Month 1, and already it’s hard to keep up, particularly with the online buzz. We’ve attracted a modicum of interest in the Twitosphere:
- We have to continue to make our scope and use cases clear, particularly with regard to distinguishing our approach from crawling/spidering/harvesting. Creating local static copies of HTML renderings is the daddy of web archiving approaches, but our thesis is: TIMTOWTDI.
- We’re not alone in thinking that blogs merit being treated differently from ‘traditional’ websites, and that this (setting a blog to catch a blog) might be a worthwhile idea/approach. but there are bridges to cross, notably the comments-harvesting.
- Throughout academia – teaching, learning, research and administration – blogs are going from strength to strength. It would be a crime not to ensure they are preserved for future research.
July is the month when I get on with our first demonstrator, AP1, and record the process and the review the results. And IWMW2009 and Enduring Web at BL. And the JISCRI Projects startup meeting I’m sitting in right now.