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Friday, May 22nd, 2015 10:39 pm
The Wiki Committee has an exciting announcement!

A few months ago, Fanlore was approached by the Library of Congress for permission to preserve Fanlore as a part of their American Folklife Center's ongoing digital culture web archiving project. We are thrilled to have been chosen for the project!

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is working to archive and preserve the diverse expression of folk culture currently on the web. Some other sites that have recently been archived include Urban Dictionary, Know Your Meme, and the Lolcat Bible. Fanlore's inclusion in the Library of Congress project emphasizes the fact that fan history is a significant part of folklore and culture in the United States and across the world.

If you are a Fanlore contributor of any kind, there is absolutely no need to be concerned about attribution of your work. Fanlore's Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license will still be in effect, and displayed on the archived version of Fanlore available to researchers (and eventually to the public) through the Library of Congress.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send them to the Wiki Committee!
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 06:12 am (UTC)
Awesome news! Will they be doing an annual crawl or something more frequent? And will they capture graphics or just text (the WayBack machine often misses graphics).

I peeked at their list and it looks exciting. LolCats and Slashdot and Fanlore!
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 07:20 am (UTC)
It is very exciting :). I don't know exactly how frequently they'll be crawling the site (AFAIK we were only told it would be at regular intervals), but according to their website it could be as often as weekly or monthly. The project's goal is to completely reproduce the site, so yes, images and other types of files should indeed be captured!

There's some more information at the LoC's Web Archiving FAQ.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 05:46 pm (UTC)
thanks for the links -they answered a lot of my questions. I could not figure out how they handle dynamically changing paged - do they keep the older versions or display only the latest version - the wayback machine displays all of them.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 06:58 am (UTC)
Excellent news!
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 12:07 pm (UTC)
Very good news :))
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 12:22 pm (UTC)
OMG -- this is amazing!!!!!

Congratulations, Wiki Committee! Congratulations, OTW! Congratulations, fandom!
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 02:19 am (UTC)
The Lore Goes On Forever More!
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 04:33 am (UTC)
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 05:14 am (UTC)
wahoo! congratulations! to the ultimate preservation of the lore. :D