You're invited to the November Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) in Durham! TA3M is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. The event takes place in different cities around the globe every third Monday of the month.

WHAT: TA3M in Durham [1,2]
WHEN: Monday November 18th from 7pm 'till 9pm
WHERE: SplatSpace [3]
TOPIC: The Challenge of Archiving Dynamic Websites at ibiblio

TA3M is explicitly informal and open. You're invited to hack the process, ask questions, and be critical. You are very welcome to join in if you have something you want to share or discuss.

This month's presentation is on ibiblio [4], and the challenge of archiving dynamic websites. ibiblio is the Public's Library and Digital Archive. It hosts a range of collections across many disciplines. Their core task -- providing infrastructure for digital collection development and preservation of digital content -- has gotten more challenging over time. Sites made before roughly 1997 are relatively easy to archive. With a few exceptions (RIP blink tag), they render today just like they did in 1997, and the only concerns of the archivist are those of the underlying media: flipped bits or crashed disk heads, for example. This talk will give a brief introduction to archiving digital content and will then explore more complex archiving problems faced today. We'll close with a call to action and discussion of how the challenges of archiving dynamic websites might be overcome.

Our presenter is Cristóbal Palmer [5], the technical director of ibiblio.org, and an advocate for Free and Open Source Software.

RSVP optional.

[1] https://wiki.openitp.org/events:techno-activism_3rd_mondays
[2] https://wiki.openitp.org/events:techno-activism_3rd_mondays:durham
[3] http://splatspace.org/location/
[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibiblio
[5] http://cmpalmer.org

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