00:00Introduction by Jon Ippolito.
00:24Dragan Espenschied on Rhizome mission.
01:50Crowdsourcing archival acquisitions.
03:37Obsolescence and the archive.
04:00Problems of archiving social media.
07:18Example: Facebook redesign.
08:02Example: MySpace redesign.
08:52Preserving records versus preserving user experience.
10:31Jon summarizes challenges faced by Rhizome.
11:55Scale for the Internet Archive and Rhizome.
16:13How do you know what software you need to run an artifact?
18:02Preservation through access.
18:50demo of bwFLA CD-ROM emulation.
22:08Viewing a Mac OS9 "Read Me" document in browser-based emulation.
22:08Viewing the Mac OS9 CD-ROM "Vexations" in browser-based emulation.
25:41Advantage of saving only the differences between system configurations.
27:29Viewing Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs in emulation.
28:01Spawning an emulator in the cloud.
31:05Why should collecting institutions help develop emulators?
32:55How do you emulate network-based resources, like outdated URLs?
34:06Resurrecting Geocities with a proxy server.
39:21Researching history of software via DROID over Geocities.
40:40Leveraging the Internet Archive for obsolete software.
42:14Web archiving: public documents versus personal media.
44:05Webrecorder archives Web content that a robot cannot.
48:07The challenge of archiving Facebook.
49:47Webrecorder contrasted with traditional Web archiving.
51:15Archiving Instagram with Webrecorder.
52:45Why we need to archive emojis.
54:38Archiving Yelp with Webrecorder.
57:30Where is the border of an online artifact?
57:58The challenge of archiving results from search boxes.
67:20Why you need to save collections for each user.
68:19Demo of Webrecorder applied to the New York Times.
72:11Demo of Webrecorder applied to Vine.
72:27Why archivists need futuristic approaches, and how art can help.
74:38How browser-based emulation can focus on the work preserved.
This teleconference is a project of the University of Maine's Digital Curation program. For more information, contact ude.eniam@otiloppij.
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As digital conservator for the prominent new media platform Rhizome, Dragan Espenschied has contributed to dynamic new tools that help preserve social media and helped develop emulation as a service, which allows any user to access outdated software using nothing more than a Web browser.
His conversation with the University of Maine's online Digital Preservation class was recorded on 7 May 2015.
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