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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Nelson and Robert Sanderson attend the 2011 General Assembly of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, Netherlands. They present an update on the Memento project and discuss a possible collaboration with the IIPC's Access Working Group aimed at creating an Memento TimeGate Aggregator that reaches across all Web Archives of IIPC members.