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Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies Reading Group with Jessica Dame - Web Archiving during Covid-19

  • 2022-05-19
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom
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RESCHEDULED  |  Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies Reading Group

Jessica Dame, Archives and Records Technician - Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Greensboro
free event | Thursday, MAY 19, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join New England Archivists for a discussion and Q&A with Jessica Dame (she/her), author of “Web Archiving in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad During COVID-19.” The article details the work of Dame and the Special Collections and University Archives team to archive pandemic related updates and content from both their institution and the surrounding community through web crawling, preserving this pivotal time without placing the onus on the community to submit content.

The article can be downloaded for free at this link:

This event will be moderated by Martha Ball (she/her) of the NEA Education Committee.  For questions about the event please contact

See below for more information about Jessica's work:
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Martha Blakeney Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) utilized Archive-It’s COVID-19 Web Archiving Special Campaign in the spring of 2020 to expanded web archiving efforts to include COVID-19 related web content from the Piedmont Triad region. It was important to SCUA to archive local web content during a historical moment for future research and context that had the potential to be lost, in a way that did not require the community to create and submit content during a global pandemic. Challenges arose including the need to select material quickly, capturing as much content in scope as possible knowing some content would undoubtedly be overlooked, reaching data limits quickly, and web content changing or disappearing rapidly. Using a rapid response method to archive web content, the Triad COVID-19 Collection includes unique pieces of crawled web content that will inform future research and histories of the Piedmont Triad.

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