External Advocacy for Web Archives

Advocacy continues to be the metaphorical rocket fuel that propels web archiving programs, but doing advocacy well is tricky. Communicating the benefits of web archiving to diverse audiences requires careful consideration, planning, and delivery. In this era of mass information and complicated digital ecosystems, advocacy for what we do has never been so important.

Following on from our 2022 discussion on promoting web archives to internal staff, the Digital Preservation Coalition’s Web Archiving and Preservation Working Group will once again collaborate with the IIPC’s Training Working Group for a forthcoming webinar on external advocacy.

At the event we will hear from organizations that have developed strategies to engage with external audiences, followed by a roundtable discussion and Q&A. Of course we don’t have all the answers, but by bringing together our communities we aim to share our learning and move forward our ability to successfully engage our users.

This event will be useful for both those new to web archiving—perhaps considering a business case for this function at their own institution—and seasoned practitioners in search of new inspiration for reaching users in cyberspace.

Discussion about this event on social media can be followed using the hashtag #WAPWG_advocacy.


10:00-11:15 EST |15:00-16:15 UTC 

10:00-10:10 EST |15:00-15:10 UTC ⏺ Welcome with Paul Wheatley, DPC
10:10-10:30 EST |15:10-15:30 UTC ⏺ Ricardo Basilio, Arquivo.pt
10:30-10:40 EST |15:30-15:40 UTC ⏺ Sholto Duncan, National Library New Zealand (recorded)
10:40-10:50 EST |15:40-15:50 UTC ⏺ Shereen Tay, National Library Board Singapore
10:50-11:15 EST |15:50-16:15 UTC ⏺ Roundtable Discussion and Q&A
11:15 EST |16:15 UTC ⏺ Close

A watch party will also occur for those in the Australasia and Asia-Pacific time zone on March 7.

Presentation recordings and slides are available now for IIPC members: https://netpreserve.org/members-only-archive/external-advocacy-for-web-archives/

The event is finished.


06 Mar 2024


3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 06 Mar 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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