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K-12 Web Archiving Project Archive-It Partner Meeting November 4, 2009.

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1 K-12 Web Archiving Project Archive-It Partner Meeting November 4, 2009

2 About the Project Sponsors Sponsors –Internet Archive –Library of Congress – NDIIPP and TPS –California Digital Library Modest Objectives Modest Objectives –Create time capsules of Web content from a kids perspective –Raise awareness of transitory nature of Web content –See what happens

3 Teaching with Primary Sources 24 partners across 12 states 24 partners across 12 states Focus on using the Librarys historical collections of primary sources to spark inquiry Focus on using the Librarys historical collections of primary sources to spark inquiry Help students to understand the changing nature of primary sources in a digital world Help students to understand the changing nature of primary sources in a digital world Think critically about how primary sources define an era Think critically about how primary sources define an era

4 NDIIPP To ensure access over time to a rich body of digital content through the establishment of a national network of committed partners. To ensure access over time to a rich body of digital content through the establishment of a national network of committed partners. Created by federal legislation (PL ) in December 2000 Created by federal legislation (PL ) in December 2000

5 Marrying the Programs NDIIPPs Web harvesting component focuses on capturing and preserving these digital primary sources NDIIPPs Web harvesting component focuses on capturing and preserving these digital primary sources TPS focuses on helping students understand primary sources and their historical context TPS focuses on helping students understand primary sources and their historical context

6 Benefits Student perspective represented in Web site selection Student perspective represented in Web site selection Students gain a better understanding of primary sources by participating in decisions about what gets saved Students gain a better understanding of primary sources by participating in decisions about what gets saved Student empowerment and pride Student empowerment and pride

7 Student Lessons Learned Understanding both the permanence and non-permanence of web content Understanding both the permanence and non-permanence of web content Importance of primary sources Importance of primary sources Students from diverse areas share many commonalities Students from diverse areas share many commonalities Common interests despite cultural and geographic diversity Common interests despite cultural and geographic diversity


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