Explore Your Archives Week at the UK Web Archive
The UK Web Archive is talking part in the annual Explore Your Archives week organised by The National Archives (TNA) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA). There are different hashtags to use on social media during the week. The UK Web Archive will be tweeting throughout the week using the various hashtags. There is also a chance for you to join in on the conversation on Wednesday 23rd as we reflect on the work we have done in 2016.
How will the UK Web Archive Participate?
Saturday 19 November and Sunday 20 November
This weekend we will be tweeting about the UK Web Archive’s aims and objectives as well as some FAQ’s that come up around copyright and preservation.
Monday 21 November 2016
We will be tweeting about web archiving pioneers
Tuesday 22 November 2016
We will try and uncover some of the most interesting hair related pictures from our archive. Also have you ever wondered how many times the words moustache and hipster appears online together? Keep an eye out for all hair related tweets on Tuesday.
Wednesday 23 November 2016
2016 has been a very eventful year in politics and in the passing of so many celebreties. Let us know the moments that were important to you?
Tune in for a live chat 1300-1400 (GMT) with the web archivists from the British Library and National Library of Scotland to find out the latest news on the 2016 collections.
The British Library:
Nicola Bingham – Lead Curator of Web Archives – @NicolaJBingham
Jason Webber – Engagement Manager – @UKWebArchive
Helena Byrne – Assistant Web Archivist – @HBee2015
The National Library of Scotland:
Eilidh MacGlone - Web Archivist – @dalmailing
Thursday 24 November 2016
A key day for transport enthusiasts, keep an eye out for polls on different types of transport and some pictures of some unusual forms of transport.
Friday 25 November 2016
The crucial question of cats vs. dogs on the internet will finally be answered.
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November 2016
To finish off the week we will have a few more fun facts about the UK Web Archive.
Get tweeting and don’t forget to use the designated hashtags for each day. If you know of any UK based websites that cover these topics, why don’t you nominate them to the archive?