Internet Archive: ideas for proactive and patron-friendly use
Powerpoint slide show presented at the ALCTS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group (CMERIG) meeting, held at the American Library Association 2017 conference at McCormick Place on Sunday, June 25, 3:00-4:00 pm.
When open access titles, small society newsletters, or government agency publications disappear from their web sites, we know that Internet Archive is likely to have saved a backup, often with all the content still available and intact. Instead of suppressing our catalog records and directing patrons to the Wayback Machine to perform another search, why not use Internet Archives links to make the process seamless for our patrons? And with Internet Archives Save Page Now feature, we can also make sure that vulnerable content is captured before its too late, helping to ensure its preservation for the future.