Release of SiteStory transactional archiving solution

Today marks the open source release of our SiteStory transactional web archiving solution. The solution is compatible with the Memento framework and its current implementation can be used to archive Apache web servers.

Information about SiteStory is available via A Google group dedicated to discussions pertaining to SiteStory is at!forum/sitestory.

Memento at IIPC 2012, Wasington DC

Robert Sanderson and Herbert Van de Sompel will do presentations related to Memento at the 2012 General Assembly of the International Internet Preservation Consortium that takes place in Washington (DC), May 1-4 2012.

BlogForever project invites Memento representative

The EU-funded BlogForver project is all about archiving blogs and keeping them accessible for the long term. For their February 2012 BlogForever Consortium meeting participation from the Memento team was requested in order to clarify how Memento's approach for Web time travel can help the project achieve its goals. Herbert Van de Sompel will travel to Berlin, present on Memento, and engage in discussions with project representatives.

Version 3 of the Memento Internet Draft published

A new version of the Memento Internet Draft is published. Major changes are:

  • Added description about Mementos of HTTP responses with 3XX, 4XX and 5XX status code.
  • Clarified that a TimeGate must not use the "Memento-Datetime" header.
  • Added text stating that it is not recommended to have an Original Resource and its TimeGate coincide in Memento implementations because of caching issues that may arise.

Time Travel for the Scholarly Web

At the 2011 STM Innovations, Herbert Van de Sompel discusses problems related to accessing temporal states of the Web-based scholarly record, and how Memento and pro-active Web archiving can address them. In good Science-Technology-Medicine information industry tradition, the presentation is hidden behind a username/password.

Future of the Past of the Web

Herbert Van de Sompel presents a keynote about Memento at the Future of the Past of the Web conference at the British Library, London, UK.

LIBER 2011 participants hear about Memento

Herbert Van de Sompel does a keynote entitled "Towards a Machine-Actionable Scholarly Communication System" at LIBER 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. It discusses, among others, technologies such as OAI-ORE, Open Annotation, and Memento. Video recording and slides of the keynote are available.

Time Travel for the Web presented at 2011 NDIIPP meeting

Michael Nelson presents Memento's concepts for time travel on the Web at the 2011 meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program in Washington, DC. His students also present Memento-related work, including the ArchiveFacebook FireFox add-on aimed at self-archiving personal Facebook pages.

Memento Tutorial at OAI7

Herbert Van de Sompel presents a tutorial on Memento (and Open Annotation) at the 7th Workshop for Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI7) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Lecture in Berlin on accessing resource versions with Memento

Invited by Professor Stefan Gradmann, Herbert Van de Sompel does a lecture at the Humboldt University (Library and Information Science Department) in Berlin, Germany, about accessing resource versions via Memento's HTTP datetime content negotiation.

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