By Helena Byrne, Assistant Web Archivist, The British Library
The collection period ran from June to October 2016, it covered events on and off the playing field. The CDG used a combination of collaborative tools during this project as well as input from the general public.
Collection Fast Facts:
Final Number of Nominations:
In total 4,817 seeds were nominated, 4,642 from CDG members and 176 from public nomination form.
125 countries are covered in the collection but the number of nominations varies between the countries: it ranges from 1 to 5 seeds to a couple of hundreds. The top 5 countries covered were France (681), Brazil (553), Japan (447), the Great Britain (341) and Canada (327).
34 different languages were recorded.
Now that the collection phase of the project is over, it is hoped that we will be able to do some Quality Assurance (QA) on the archived nominations. Criteria on how to evaluate an archived website can be found here. There are two ways this will be done: the first is through the crawl reports generated by Archive-IT account while the second is through a visual inspection of the website. The second option can be done by anyone using the collection, whether they are IIPC members or individuals interested in the web archiving process. As there are a large number of sites to look through this would require input from people outside the CDG. Can you help us do QA on this collection?
Report an issue with the collection:
While using the collection if you would like to flag any issues with the content, you can fill in this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/utvyE8FztZdjFSaB3
The CDG will publish a ‘Best Practice for Developing Collaborative Collections’ on the IIPC website. This will not only form the guidelines for future CDG collections but will hopefully be of use for anyone working on a collaborative project.
This collection will be invaluable for web archives researchers in terms of data mining as well as researchers who focus on sports and Olympic events.
Thank you for contributing to this project, you can keep up to date with any further developments on this project through the collection hashtag #Rio2016WA.
Collection timelines and updates: