Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC)

The Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC) is an inclusive community of practice within Canadian libraries, archives, and other memory institutions engaged or otherwise interested in web archiving. The Coalition’s mission is to identify gaps and opportunities that could be addressed by nationally coordinated strategies, actions, and services, including collaborative collection development, training, infrastructure development, and support for practitioners and researchers.

CWAC held its first in-person meeting in September 2017. In March 2018, an inaugural Canadian Web Archiving Coalition Coordinating Committee was formed. The CWAC Coordinating Committee membership is as follows:

  • Janice Banser, Digital & Web Services Librarian, Simon Fraser University
  • Corey Davis (co-chair), Digital Preservation Coordinator, Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL)
  • Mireille Laforce, Directrice du dépôt légal et des acquisitions, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
  • Dana McFarland (co-chair), Librarian & Coordinator for eResources & Scholarly Communication, Vancouver Island University
  • Tom Smyth, Manager, Digital Integration, Digital Preservation and Migration Division, Library and Archives Canada
  • Emily Sommers, Digital Records Archivist, University of Toronto

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The community of practice communicates via a listserv, which can be joined here:

Related documents:

Presentation slides from September 2017 CWAC inaugural meeting (PDFs)

> 2022 Canadian Web Archiving Symposium – Summary and Next Steps (PDF)