Introduction to Web Archives
In today’s online environment, websites have become important cultural resources and research objects, as increasingly the activities and publications of galleries, museums, artists, and auction houses occur solely online with no analog counterpart. But how does one ensure future access to this increasingly dynamic content? The practice of web archiving offers a means of preserving and providing access to ephemeral web-based art resources in support of art historical scholarship.
Join Sumitra Duncan, Web Archiving Lead, and Michelle McCarthy-Behler, Reference Librarian, for an introduction to web archiving, to learn of specific initiatives at the Frick Art Reference Library and the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), and how to search and access web archive collections.