Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Initiative Title

Election 2020 Web Crawling

Initiative Details
Web crawls of 2020 local election websites and Facebook. These websites are very transitory and usually disappear shortly after an election. No one was collecting this information. Metadata was added to the collection and website URLs (seeds). This is a follow-on to a 2019 micro-grant. This effort helped add specialized content for future students and researchers in political science, history and other social sciences. Content also included candidate website from under represented communities in the Greater Lansing area - these are not regularly collected in the historical record.
Initiative Lead(s)
Ed Busch
Interim Head of University Archives
Julia Ezzo
Government Documents Librarian
Eli Landeverde
Special Collections Librarian
Lydia Tang
Special Collections Archivist
Timeline
Completed