The University Archives has been archiving web content for the UNCG Student Organizations and Groups collection using Archive-It since 2015. This collection includes websites, web pages, and social media created by student organizations and groups across campus.
Student organizations and groups are an important part of the campus community, and the collection provides access to past and present web content that contributes to the history of UNCG. In addition to the historical significance, it is also important to capture this web content regularly as it can be the only place information about a group is available, and sometimes for only a short period of time.
The collection has grown exponentially over the past year and half from fifteen items to over three hundred and fifty. Items include web pages from Spartan Connect, Facebook captures, and websites for groups like the UNCG J-Club, the Student Government Association, the Coraddi, The Carolinian, the Psi Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, and more.
Websites, along with social media, often provide a history of the organization or group, bylaws, event photos, leadership and member information, and meeting minutes.
An example from the collection is WUAG 103.1 FM. WUAG 103.1 FM is primarily a student-run station that began in 1964. The WUAG 103.1 FM website has been archived since 2015 and provides a historical account of the station’s online presence. Browsing the archive, a user can access not only the look and feel of the website at the time, but also staff listings, WUAG Presents posters, photographs of the studio, and an overall look at how the station engaged with listeners.
To learn more about the UNCG web archive collections, please visit https://archive-it.org/organizations/914.