National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


New version of The Wayback Machine released

A beta edition of a new version of The Wayback Machine from the Internet Archive is now available. According to Gary Price on this Information Today Newsbreak about this release, "Wayback is an essential internet research tool and should be one of the first resources discussed when teaching basic web-based research skills. It offers more than 150 billion archived web pages with some material dating back to 1996."


WebWise 2011 Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, March 9 to 11, 02011

The WebWise 2011 conference is coming to Baltimore, Maryland, USA and runs between March 9 and 11, 02011. This annual conference is sponsored by the United States government funding agency the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The theme of this year's conference is "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Education, Learning, and Research". This is one of the few conferences in its category for which no fee is required; pre-registration to reserve a spot at the conference, however, is necessary.

Update for April 16, 02011
: Archived Webcasts from the pre-conference and conference sessions are available at


SepiaTown, sharing historic photographs the Web 2.0 way is a new Web site that allows individuals and institutions to share historic photographs the Web 2.0 way, via a Google Maps mashup. According to the site, "The objective of SepiaTown is to map a virtual past by collecting and mapping a vast collection of historical and vintage photographs, prints, film, audio and other media." SepiaTown, Inc. is based in Sunnyside, New York. named SepiaTown one of its Top 100 Web Sites of 2010 in the Undiscovered: Info category.