The Academic Library in Times of Change

The Pedagogical and Scholarly Prospects of Web Archiving

April 14, 2018
1:50  -  2:50
Salon 4

Session Category :  Panel 

Who among us has not experienced anguish at encountering a broken link? A website that has disappeared? Whether supporting student learning or conducting research, the ephemerality of web content introduces a limitation on use; websites are valuable resources for research and teaching, and yet persistent access to content is unreliable. As scholarship continues to expand its embrace of alternative formats, websites are only going to increase in importance as resources for teaching and scholarship.

This panel, comprising two librarians, a digital archivist, and a web-archiving service representative, will discuss how web archiving and annotation can be employed to expand the scope of research and teaching. Topics include: uses and pedagogical considerations for web archiving and annotation; strategies to facilitate adoption of these technologies; and potential concerns raised by these practices. Our goal is to engender thoughtful conversation and to encourage increased awareness of and engagement with web archiving and annotation.