Webrecorder Lead Developer
Over the past several years, the Webrecorder project demonstrated a user-focused, smaller-scale approach to web archiving, prioritizing user experience and quality over quantity. This presentation will provide a broad overview and briefing on the Webrecorder project’s software and tools developed over the last several years and a glimpse of what’s next. Topics will include an intro to high-fidelity user-driven web archiving, the intersection of software preservation and web archives with web browser preservation, approaches to automating capture of complex sites, desktop apps for do-it-yourself web archiving, and new research in web archive replay technology that could enable better integration of web archives into existing digital repository and scholarly publishing workflows. The presentation will include lessons learned and focus on approaches for making web archiving more accessible, reliable and less expensive for a wide variety of institutional and individual users, especially those interested in stewarding their own web archive data.