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Sympatico.ca - News
1 capture 20 Oct 2014
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Organization: Archive Team
Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. The group is 100% composed of volunteers and interested parties, and has expanded into a large amount of related projects for saving online and digital history.
History is littered with hundreds of conflicts over the future of a community, group, location or business that were "resolved" when one of the parties stepped ahead and destroyed what was there. With the original point of contention destroyed, the debates would fall to the wayside. Archive Team believes that by duplicated condemned data, the conversation and debate can continue, as well as the richness and insight gained by keeping the materials. Our projects have ranged in size from a single volunteer downloading the data to a small-but-critical site, to over 100 volunteers stepping forward to acquire terabytes of user-created data to save for future generations.
The main site for Archive Team is at archiveteam.org and contains up to the date information on various projects, manifestos, plans and walkthroughs.
This collection contains the output of many Archive Team projects, both ongoing and completed. Thanks to the generous providing of disk space by the Internet Archive, multi-terabyte datasets can be made available, as well as in use by the Wayback Machine, providing a path back to lost websites and work.
Our collection has grown to the point of having sub-collections for the type of data we acquire. If you are seeking to browse the contents of these collections, the Wayback Machine is the best first stop. Otherwise, you are free to dig into the stacks to see what you may find.
The Archive Team Panic Downloads are full pulldowns of currently extant websites, meant to serve as emergency backups for needed sites that are in danger of closing, or which will be missed dearly if suddenly lost due to hard drive crashes or server failures.
Collection: ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
ArchiveBot is an IRC bot designed to automate the archival of smaller websites (e.g. up to a few hundred thousand URLs). You give it a URL to start at, and it grabs all content under that URL, records it in a WARC, and then uploads that WARC to ArchiveTeam servers for eventual injection into the Internet Archive (or other archive sites).
To use ArchiveBot, drop by #archivebot on EFNet. To interact with ArchiveBot, you issue commands by typing it into the channel. Note you will need channel operator permissions in order to issue archiving jobs. The dashboard shows the sites being downloaded currently.
September 11Today's Canadian Headline....
1888LORD STANLEY'S VOICE PRESERVED
Toronto Ontario - Governor-General Lord Stanley records an address to the President of the United States onto an Edison phonograph cylinder. This is the world's oldest known sound preserved on a record.
Also On This Day...
Quebec Quebec - William Lyon Mackenzie King 1874-1950 hosts US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British PM Winston Churchill at the second Quebec Conference held in the Chateau Frontenac; to Sept. 16.
And in Today's Canadian Birthdays...
Julian Hedworth George, Lord Byng of Vimy 1862-1935 12th Governor-General of Canada 1921-26; born on this day at Wrotham Park, England in 1862; dies in Thorpe-le-Soken England June 6, 1935. Field Marshall Byng was a British aristocrat and cavalry officer who commanded the Canadian Corps from 1916 on, but he wisely left the principal soldiering at Vimy Ridge to Sir Arthur Currie and his artillery professionals. As Governor-General, he refused Mackenzie King's request to dissolve Parliament on a vote of confidence, precipitating the King-Byng affair. In 1925, his wife Evelyn donated the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship and excellence to the National Hockey League.
Also Robert Trelford McKenzie 1917-1981 political scientist and BBC television commentator, was born on this day at Vancouver, BC in 1917; died in London England Oct. 12, 1981. McKenzie was known for his use of the word 'swingometer' on British TV to describe electoral shifts.
Also Dalton Camp 1920- political organizer, advertising executive, columnist, radio commentator was born on this day at Woodstock, New Brunswick in 1920. Camp was an early supporter of Robert Stanfield, and assisted his election as Nova Scotia Premier in 1956, and as national PC leadership in 1967, where he helped engineer the downfall of John Diefenbaker.
Also Raymond Villeneuve 1943- political organizer, was born on this day at Quebec in 1943. Villeneuve was founding member of the FLQ (Front de liberation Quebecois).