From the College Democrats to the Falling Illini: Identifying, Appraising, and Capturing Student Organization Websites

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Abstract

For nearly a decade, student organizations have used the Internet to promote events, record activities, issue statements, and maintain officer rosters. Student websites are potentially an important resource for scholarship on twenty-first-century student experience, providing both evidence about the activities of the organizations and information about the student body. Based on findings from a multicomponent case study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this article analyzes the documentary value of student organization websites and discusses ways in which archivists can use offline browser technology to capture extracurricular activity more fully.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-363
Number of pages20
JournalAmerican Archivist
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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