Where will my blog be archived?
The EAC uses Archive-It to host its digital collection of blogs. Archived copies of blogs are stored in the Archive-it service, where it is publicly available within the EAC’s blog archive collection. Archive-It keeps its vast collection at the Internet Archive data centres in California, USA; Alexandria, Egypt; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Does my blog need to be active?
Your blog no longer needs to be active to participate. We welcome submissions from blogs that are inactive but fit our criteria. We are interested in preserving and archiving blogs irrespective of when their last post was published.
Will the archived copy of my blog be searchable on Google and other search engines?
The archived copy of your blog is stored in a separate repository from the Internet’s general web archiving; it is not accessible through Google or other search engines. The archived copy of your blog will be stored in the Archive-it service where it is publicly available within the EAC’s blog archive collection. However, the copy can only be searched and found within the Archive-it service.
Who will have access to the archived copy of my blog?
While the purpose of the blog archival collection is to provide quality blogs for researchers and academics working on expatriate studies, the archived copy of your blog will be publicly available within the EAC’s blog archive collection.
What if my blog is password protected?
There is the possibility to limit or restrict public access to an archived blog. Such limitations can be requested and specified within the Blog Archiving Agreement. Of course, you retain all copyrights and researchers will be required to reference you fully.
How often will my blog be archived?
The scheduled frequency of captures for active blogs is twice a year. Since the quality of writing is essential for this project, we review blogs before each subsequent capture to ensure that the content remains relevant and aligned with the objectives and criteria for this project. If a blog no longer fits our criteria, we may decide to stop archiving that blog. If this is the case, we will inform bloggers about this decision.
What if I want to stop participating in the Blog Archiving Project?
Participation in the project is at-will and opt-in, and the blogger has the right to withdraw their blog from the project. If you wish to withdraw your blog for whatever reason, email your intent to do so at email@example.com.
What happens if I want to delete my blog?
The archived copy of your blog is independent of your actual online blog. Of course, you may delete your blog at any time. The EAC will retain the latest archived copy of your blog before it is deleted.
Can the archived copy of my blog be changed or modified?
The archiving process works by saving an electronic copy of your blog, which we capture at a specific moment in time, similar to a screenshot taken from your desktop or smartphone. This copy is stored in the Archive-it service, and therefore cannot be modified or changed.
What are the privacy regulations with the blog archiving project?
Your data are collected and preserved only for historical and scientific purpose. We process all personal data under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please note this excludes personal data that you have been sharing in your blog(s) and that you have made publicly available. You will be asked to review and sign our Blog Archiving Agreement to provide your consent before we can include your blog in this unique project. You will retain all copyrights and researchers will be required to reference you fully.
If you have questions or want to know more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.