Collection - Racism in Winnipeg Web Collection

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Racism in Winnipeg Web Collection


  • 2015- (Creation)

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Extent and medium

13 archived websites: 139 captures

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Administrative history

The University of Winnipeg Library was a successor to the Library of United College, and began operations in 1967. The University of Winnipeg Library provides space and resources for students, faculty, and community members to pursue their academic goals. The Library aims to support academic excellence, student diversity and access, and provide an outstanding student experience. The Library houses hundreds of thousands of books and articles, and provides access to many more online through its catalogue. The current incarnation of the University of Winnipeg Library, informally known as the "Library in the Sky", moved into its current location on the fourth and fifth floors of Centennial Hall in 1974.

Archival history

The collection was created by the University of Winnipeg Library in March 2015, when the initial web crawls of the collection occurred. Additional crawls are performed on a weekly basis, whereby new captures are added to the collection. Archived websites are added to the collection periodically. The Library staff directly involved in the curating the collection include the University Archivist/Digital Curator and the Head of Systems.

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Scope and content

The Racism in Winnipeg web collection was created in response to an article published by the news magazine, Maclean's, which made claim that Winnipeg was Canada's most racist city. The collection consists of archived web sites that range from the original online publication of the Maclean's article on January 22, 2015, to official responses made by the City of Winnipeg's municipal government including, to public responses made online by Winnipeg residents, and other responses made from other news media outlets. The collection is curated using the University of Winnipeg’s subscription to the Internet Archive service Archive-It. Captures of archived websites are created using the Internet Archive’s Heritrix and Wayback Machine tools. All captures of the archived web sites are hosted on Internet Archive servers.

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Further accruals are expected on a weekly basis.

System of arrangement

The Archive-It service allows for the Racism in Winnipeg Collection to be arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the websites, or by the URL addresses of each website.

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Conditions governing access

Users must have access to an Internet connection in order to view the collection.

Conditions governing reproduction

Users must abide by copyright legislation. Copyright is held by the creators of each individual website which is archived in the collection.

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  • English

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Finding aids

A complete listing of the archived websites comprising the collection can be found here:

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Existence and location of originals

Although the original websites comprising the collection may still be accessible via the URLs listed in the collection, the content, design, and form of the sites may have changed when compared to the initial and subsequent captures of the archived versions.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by Winston Yeung, 22 February 2016
Revised by Brett Lougheed, 9 March 2016




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