Western Web Archiving Community

The COPPUL Western Web Archiving Community supports regional collaboration around shared web archiving opportunities and challenges. Members work in coordination with the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition, CGI-DPN, and other allied communities of practice to amplify and complement one another's efforts. Membership is open to all individuals with an interest in preserving web content of regional significance.


Reporting to the CDSN Steering Committee, the COPPUL Western Web Archiving Community (WWAC) will be responsible for:

  • Increasing communication and collaboration between web archiving practitioners across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
  • Investigating opportunities for regional collaboration in the development of new and existing web archive collections.
  • Advising the CDSN on opportunities to address gaps in the availability and accessibility of infrastructure and tools needed to support the long-term stewardship of web content.
  • Helping to build capacity to carry out web archiving activities at the regional and local levels, complementing the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition’s (CWAC) national-scale efforts.
  • Collaborating with other allied organizations at the local, regional, national, and international levels, as applicable. Membership


Membership is open to any interested individual. This includes practitioners currently engaged in web archiving work, along with those interested in learning more. Individuals from allied GLAM institutions outside COPPUL’s membership are welcome. Calls for new members will be made by the Executive Director in May of each year and communicated broadly across the membership.

Contact cdsn@coppul.ca to join the Community mailing list.


Chair: TBD

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