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Monday, December 11 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Web Archiving Systems APIs (WASAPI) for Systems Interoperability and Collaborative Technical Development

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Web archiving is an area of growing programmatic focus but poses high barriers to entry, particularly as a locally-provisioned activity. Observations of other opportunities in web archiving include that local and distributed preservation of web archive data remain flat; researcher use of web archive data has been impeded by lack of standardized interfaces and data exchange approaches; and distributed investments in web archiving infrastructure have been under-leveraged for lack of modularization in enabling services. The Web Archiving Systems API (WASAPI) initiative is concluding an IMLS-funded effort based on the idea that a web archiving technical ecosystem enabled by community-validated, and cooperatively-developed APIs could help address these challenges. This briefing will detail the findings and outcomes of the two-year project including technical developments, community activities, data-driven researcher support, second-tier services, and blueprints for future API development and interoperability strategies.

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Jefferson Bailey

Director, Web Archiving & Data Services, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving & Data Services at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive’s web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 600 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees web... Read More →
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Nicholas Taylor

Deputy Group Leader for Technology Strategy and Services, Research Library, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nicholas Taylor is the Deputy Group Leader for Technology Strategy and Services at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library. In this role, he oversees IT research and development efforts focused on digital repository services, scholarly publishing, and applied information... Read More →

Monday December 11, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm