Tag Archives: Memento Project

On Digital Preservation Techniques

If you take any given link (or all outgoing links on the blue [or a triage of links as suggested in a modified “MoSCow” method here, starting with the places that always kill links quickly, like, if any still get posted, yahoo!]), and paste it in the box HERE (wayback machine, Beta), and click “show latest”, it automatically has Archive.org take a snapshot, at that time, and then in a month or so, it will be permanently in the archive (which looks like this)… which can then be queried by any of many tools. So, basically, is there a way to get a computer to strip and copy links, paste them there, and then “press” a button on a web-page? Or is one of these tools more appropriate for this “archiving” task (Web Curator toolFirefox Page-Saver/Scrapbook plugin).

I should also clarify, the memento project is not for the “archiving” part, it is for the navigation, and interconnection of the disparate “archive-sources” — after they are captured; such as,http://www.webcitation.org/archive.phphttp://www.archive-it.org/http://webarchives.cdlib.org/p/projectsBackupurlHeratrix open source crawling tool.

-these resources might help anyone who is looking at this major problem with web architecture, and thinking they want to “do something”. Links via “A Guide for Archiving Web Pages

So one would find a way of making auto-archivisation of Mefi outgoing links first, then on a server, would do something like link to “memento/timeportals” (or something, it is explained more clearly here [Having your server link to http://purl.org/memento/timegate/ will cause Memento clients to talk to the timegate aggregator, which will check 10+ public archives for the appropriate pages. This of course assumes that public archives have been crawling your site; if the site is very new it
might not have been crawled & archived yet.
])… which then parses the archives, and sees which, if any, possess the proper resources.

The following terms specific to the Memento framework are introduced here:
Original Resource: An Original Resource is a resource that exists or used to exist, and for which access to one of its prior states is desired.
Memento: A Memento for an Original Resource is a resource that encapsulates a prior state of the Original Resource. A Memento for an Original Resource as it existed at time Tj is a resource that encapsulates the state that the Original Resource had at time Tj.
TimeGate: A TimeGate for an Original Resource is a resource that supports negotiation to allow selective, datetime-based, access to prior states of the Original Resource.
TimeMap: A TimeMap for an Original Resource is a resource from which a list of URIs of Mementos of the Original Resource is available.

The original poster might find this site interesting and on-topic, it is created by the Library of Congress Web Archives, it is the “minerva archive”, which has a whole lot of archives from immediately pre 9/11, and then also many from after… it essentially documents “how” America, and the world used the internet both during 9/11, and in the aftermath. And hereare is the list of other LCWA topics.

Oh, wow, thissiteisincredible.
Spanamwar.comAction Reports and First Hand Accounts, Diver Charles Morgan, USS NEW YORK Describes his Descent into the MAINE (*graphic description of the results of war). Not sure what the “Battleship Maine” is? No excuses now. Via “single sites archive“. Gratuitous image of awesome three dollar billContinental Currency… seriously, are archives actually singularities, from over the event-horizon of which my time may never return?

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