Tag Archives: web collecting

#AskAnArchivist Day ad, for October 5, with text bubbles holding questions about archives. October 04

Celebrating American Archives Month

By Rebecca C. Warlow Here at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and at archives across the country, we are spending October celebrating the unique and interesting collections to be found in archives. Archives are collections of documents and records, in varying formats including hand-written papers, images, audiovisuals, databases and others, that are kept for […]

Photograph of Aedes aegypti female mosquito biting. June 28

Web Collecting During the Zika Outbreak

By Christie Moffatt This week is “Mosquito Control Awareness week,” and agencies across the Department of Health and Human Services are taking this opportunity to share (and hoping that you’ll help re-share) guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on ways to control mosquitoes in and around your home, an important […]

Archived CDC homepage running features on Ebola. March 10

Future Historical Collections: Archiving the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Christie Moffatt spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on “Future Historical Collections: Archiving the 2014 Ebola Outbreak.” Ms. Moffatt is an Archivist & Manager of the Digital Manuscripts Program in the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine. Circulating Now interviewed her about her work. Circulating Now: Tell us a […]

Obama stands in a lab listening to Dr. Nancy Sullivan explain. March 26

Ebola at One Year

By Elizabeth Mullen and Christie Moffatt This week marks one year since the World Health Organization announced that the deadly outbreak in Guinea was Ebola. To date, the outbreak has claimed over 10,000 lives, the largest Ebola epidemic since its discovery in 1976. The National Library of Medicine’s role has been to provide information resources […]

Colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealing some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.Photo Credit: Frederick Murphy November 19

Future Historical Collections: Archiving the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

By Christie Moffatt When future researchers look back at the current Ebola outbreak, what resources will they want to explore?  What will they want to know?  Of the news and information about Ebola that is created and shared digitally over the web, what will remain to be examined one, ten, or even fifty years from […]

Banner for Confessions of a Teenage Aspie blog. May 30

Autism and Alzheimer’s on the Web

By Maureen Harlow Capturing websites and keeping copies of them for the future to represent how they looked and what they said at a certain moment in time (“web collecting”) is an important activity for cultural heritage institutions because so much of our lives is now conducted online. Whereas in earlier decades, people regularly kept […]