IIPC Workshop Series: RESILIENCE AND RENEWAL: WEB ARCHIVING IN A PROGRAM MANAGEMENT CONTEXT
Co-organised with Library & Archives Canada & Library of Congress
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
For over two decades, web archiving practice has needed to demonstrate resilience in the face of multiple challenges, including “the changing nature of the web and how it is perceived; by the constant constraints of available resources and technologies; and by critical legal and ethical considerations” (2023 WAC CfP). From the start, one of the key challenges has also been to figure out how web archiving aligns with other programs.
One of IIPC’s aims has always been to provide a supportive environment where we could share our experiences in launching and running web archiving programs and to learn from each other. While it was often a topic of more informal conversations during our events, we also highlighted it in the 2023 Web Archiving Conference with the call for submissions on topics such as program sustainability, agile project management, support for cross-disciplinary teams, and institutional workflow. We would now like to take the conversation further and build on these foundations in a workshop that would also focus on challenges related to developing frameworks and reporting structures, staffing and the perennial question of finding ways to accomplish more with limited resources.
WHO IS THE EVENT FOR?
This workshop is intended for web archiving program managers, along with curators or engineers who play a vital role in organizational decision-making and team coordination, and any others interested in these topics. It is designed to benefit any organization that has an existing web archiving program or is planning to launch one.
Moderated panels on selected topics including, program structure, management of multiple projects, prioritisation in annual acquisitions, recruitment and staffing. Each panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A.