Title and statement of responsibility area
Truth and Reconciliation Web Collection
General material designation
- Records in Electronic Form
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Title statements of responsibility
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1993, 2006, 2008-2016; predominant 2015-2016 (Creation)
- University of Winnipeg. Library
- The initial web crawl of the collection occured on July 25 2016 and additional crawls occurred on September 9 and 16 2016.
Physical description area
285 archived websites: 431 captures
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Archival description area
Name of creator
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.
The collection was created by the University of Winnipeg Library on July 25, 2016, when the initial web crawls of the collection occurred. Additional crawls were performed on September 9th and 16th of the same year, whereby new captures were added to the collection. Archived websites are added to the collection periodically. The Library staff directly involved in curating the collection include the University Archivist/Digital Curator, the Head of Systems, as well as a student archives assistant, who worked throughout the summer of 2016.
Scope and content
The Truth and Reconciliation Web Collection consists of 285 archived websites pertaining to Manitoba’s ongoing involvement in the reconciliation process as defined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The collection content pertains to a diverse range of topics, including Survivors’ stories, apologies, responses, cultural events, and more. The media captured in the collection includes web pages, blogs, news coverage, and PDF files. The collection will continue to grow as Manitoba witnesses new forms of reconciliation. 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.
Immediate source of acquisition
The Archive-It service allows for the Truth and Reconciliation Collection to be arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the websites, or by the URL addresses of each website. Facets allow for further arrangement by group, subject, creator, publisher, date, format, coverage area, theme, sub-topic, and relation.
Language of material
Script of material
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.
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Internet access is a necessity in order to access the collection.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Users must abide by copyright legislation. Copyright is held by the creators of each individual website that is archived in the collection.
A complete listing of the archived websites comprising the collection can be found here: https://archive-it.org/collections/7685.
The archived websites for the Truth and Reconciliation Web Collection are shared between the University of Winnipeg Library and University of Manitoba Libraries Archive-It pages. The University of Manitoba Libraries Truth and Reconciliation Web Collection is accessible at https://archive-it.org/collections/7494.
Further accruals are expected as additional sites are identified.
This description is representative of the collection as of March 8, 2017.
The collection was created with the financial aid of Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection, and the Government of Canada.
Standard number area
Name access points
- University of Winnipeg. Library (Creator)
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Created by Carmen Miedema, 17 February 2017.
Revised by Brett Lougheed, 8 March 2017.
Revised by Brett Lougheed, 8 March 2017.
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