Thursday, January 17, 2019

Law Library of Congress Interview With Abigail Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., has posted an interview this week with Abigail Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead at the library:
"How would you describe your job to other people?
'I archive the internet' usually gets attention at parties. The longer answer is that I am the Web Archiving Team Lead for the Library’s web archiving program. Web archiving is the process by which we use special tools to make copies of web content for preservation and access by future researchers. We preserve a variety of content published to the web — not just websites, but also individual documents, video, audio, images, social media, etc. The Library of Congress web archives are organized in thematic and event-based collections, and contain websites documenting a variety of U.S. and international organizations representing a broad range of subjects and topic areas, such as the Law Library’s ongoing Legal Blawgs Web Archive, United States Congressional Web Archive, and Federal Courts Web Archive."
The Law Library of Congress is the world’s largest law library, with a collection of over 2.65 million volumes from all ages of history and virtually every jurisdiction in the world.   

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