The following is the text for a video that I was asked to record for the 2014 International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly Curator Tools Fair, on the Islandora Web ARChive solution pack.
My name is Nick Ruest. I am a librarian at York University, in Toronto, Ontario. I’m going to give a quick presentation on the Islandora Web ARChive solution pack. I only have a few minutes, so I’ll quickly cover what the module does, what areas of the web archiving life cycle it covers, and a provide a quick demonstration.
Community Some pretty exciting stuff has been happening lately in the Islandora community. Earlier this year, Islandora began the transformation to a federally incorporated, community-driven soliciting non-profit. Making it, in my opinion, and much more sustainable project. Thanks to my organization joining on as a member, I’ve been provided the opporutinity to take part in the Roadmap Committe. Since I’ve joined, we have been hard at work creating transparent policies and processes software contributions, licenses, and resources.
Below is the text and slides of my presentation on the Web ARChive solution pack at Open Repositories 2013.
I have a really short amount of time to talk here. So, I am going to focus on the how and why for this solution pack and kinda put it in context of the Web Archiving Life Cycle Model proposed by the Internet Archive earlier this year. Maybe I shouldn’t have proposed a 7 minute talk!
What is it? The Islandora Web ARChive Solution Pack is yet another Islandora Solution Pack. This particular solution pack provides the necessary Fedora objects for persisting and disseminating web archive objects; warc files.
What does it do? Currently, the SP allows a user to upload a warc with an associated MODS form. Once the object is deposited, the associated metadata is displayed along with a download link to the warc file.