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.


All presentations will be recorded and made available to IIPC & DPC members (login to IIPC or DPC website required). Please note: registration for the event is not required in order to access the recordings after the event.


Click here to register for this event.

DPC events rely on having minimum numbers to run successfully and effectively. Low numbers may mean events may not be viable and will need to be cancelled, so please check that you can attend before booking.

If you register for this event and find that you can no longer attend, you are welcome to send a colleague in your place. If you need to cancel, please email eleanor.oleary@dpconline.org with the event name. If cancelling, please try to provide more than 48 hours notice before the event.

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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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