East Baton Rouge Parish Library is partnering with the Internet Archive’s Archive-it web archiving service to archive the resulting web presence of the Alton Sterling shooting which took place on July 5th, 2016 and the Baton Rouge Police mass shooting which occurred one week after on July 17th, 2016. The purpose of the web archive is to capture relevant information regarding the events including the discourse surrounding it for future historians.
Special Collections is heading this effort and is asking its fellow Baton Rougeans to contribute to the web archive by sending us links to news articles, video, blog posts, social media, photographs, and anything else you can find on the web. You can do this by visiting the Baton Rouge Room Infoguide Web Archive or going directly to the web form. The infoguide will also provide more information about what a web archive is, the terminology used, and also provide links to some good examples of web archives created by other institutions.
We found it necessary to add the Louisiana Flood 2016 collection to the web archive. We are asking the community to contribute any digital photographs, videos, or relevant sites to this collection as well. A web form is available for submission of files or web links here.
We will also be archiving other sites relevant to the history of Baton Rouge such as governmental sites, community organization sites and social media pages, and any other that are recommended to us and fall with our collecting scope. For more information or to ask questions, feel free to contact Emily Ward, Digital Archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call at 225-231-3752.