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Webinar: Web Archiving: What, Why, and How

Knowledge of archiving web-based content is an increasingly important skill for those working with and interested in historical documents.  This webinar will include an overview of web archiving, and delve into collection development, terminology, processes, tools, workflows, and access methods. Specific use cases will be spotlighted, such as archiving online exhibits and social media, to give attendees some practical examples to take back to their institutions.


DATE: February 28, 2019

TIME: 3:00 – 4:15 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone!)

COST: $40 Members / $65 Nonmembers

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact for more information.


Description and Outcomes

Participant Outcomes:

  • Understand the value of web archiving to the historical record
  • Learn about 3-5 ways history and cultural organizations are using web archiving (online exhibits, tragedy or spontaneous event response, “record management” of their own social media presence, capturing their own website, etc.)
  • Know how to use the basic Internet Archive web archiving tool
  • Learn about other options for web archiving and next steps for access
  • Be inspired to archive their corner of the web


Webinar presenter Jillian Lohndorf. Her face, framed by long red hair, is slightly averted from the camera but her eyes are directed at the camera.Jillian Lohndorf joined Archive-It in 2016. Previously, she worked in the Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University and Rotary International, and as Web Services Librarian for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.