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Continuing Education to Advance Web Archiving (CEDWARC)

Supported by the IMLS LB21 program, the CEDWARC project develops a continuing education curriculum and teaches library and archive professionals advanced web archiving and analysis techniques. We will offer one in-person training workshop and multiple online training workshops throughout the project period. Details about the project.


The goals of this project are to 1) train library and archive professionals to effectively use innovative web archiving tools to answer research questions and as a result, 2) enable new web archiving services based on these tools. Through a planning meeting and follow-up collaborations, the project team will produce a project- and problem-based curriculum for advanced web archiving training. It consists of approximately 6 course modules and associated training plans, covering a wide range of web archiving tools. Through the training, participants will gain better understanding of web archiving, and be able to effectively use advanced tools to answer research questions.


Virginia Tech

Zhiwu Xie and Edward A Fox

Los Alamos National Lab

Martin Klein

Old Dominion University

Michael Nelson

George Washington University

Daniel Kerchner

Internet Archive

Helge Holzmann

University of Waterloo

Ian Milligan


Virginia Tech

Julie Griffin

University of Minnesota

Matthew Weber

University of North Texas

Jiangping Chen


Anna Perricci

Workshop & Registration

When & Where

Date: Oct 28, 2019
Location: Gelman Library, George Washington University, 2130 H St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Workshop Program Outline

The workshop offers advanced training to working library and archive professionals. Subject to availability, students in related fields are also welcome. The training modules are customized to the knowledge and skill levels of the intended audience and can be integrated into their job responsibilities, as well as prepare them for future library and archive service developments.

Built on the Web Archiving Fundamentals module, participants will be taken on a problem-solving tour through five additional modules, including Storytelling, Social Feed Manager, ArchiveSpark, Archives Unleashed, and Events Archiving, as shown in Figure 1. Facilitators of the workshop include web archiving experts and tool developers from Virginia Tech, Los Alamos National Lab, Old Dominion University, George Washington University, the Internet Archive, the University of Waterloo, and Rhizome.


Draft Schedule

Time Activity
0830AM-0900AMArrival, On-site Registration, Coffee & Refreshments
0900AM-0920AMWelcome, A quick recap of the Web Archiving Fundamentals module part 1
0920AM-0945AMWeb Archiving Fundamentals module part 2 - Time Travel with Memento
0945AM-1010AMSocial Feed Manager
1115AM-1140AMArchives Unleashed
1140AM-1205PMEvent Archiving
1205PM-1220PMLab Module Sign-up, PM Logistics
1220PM-0130PMLunch Break. Lunch is on your own.
0130PM-0230PM3 parallel lab sessions: Storytelling, Social Feed Manager, ArchiveSpark
0245PM-0345PM3 parallel lab sessions: Webrecorder, ArchivesUnleashed, Event Archiving
0345PM-0430PMPanel discussions, Evaluation, Wrap up.

Free, full-day workshop in Washington, DC. 40 slots available.

Travel Grants

Amount: up to $1,000 per person
Number of grants available: about 15
Due date to apply: Aug 30, 2019
Notification date: Sep 16, 2019
Inqueries: contact zhiwuxie at vt dot edu with subject: [CEDWARC travel grant inquery]

How To Apply


A letter of interest (500 words max) with the following sections:

a) Your interest in web archiving analytics and how the workshop can potentially benefit your career goals and/or your organization;
b) An inclusion and diversity (I&D) statement, outlining what I&D means to you and what you have done to promote I&D 


Need for Travel Assistance & Brief Budget Outline

Up to $1,000 per application, may include a) Up to 2-night hotel @$251 maximum per night inc. tax, at GSA per diem rate b) Meals & Incidentals for up to 2 travel days @ $57 per day and 1 workshop day @$76 per day, at GSA per diem rate, c) Transportation costs such as economy class airfare, local transportation costs, and/or reasonable mileage cost if driving own car @$0,46 per mile if more than 200 miles or otherwise $0.58 per mile (will need to include a google map mileage estimate at reimbursement ). Final reimbursement is subject to Virginia Tech Travel Policy. For inquiries regarding travel budget and reimbursement, please contact us with subject: [CEDWARC travel grant inquery].


A resume or CV


zhiwuxie at vt dot edu