I’m trying to record some new archives for the first time with the new tool. I had several that I had made with the old version of the Web Recorder software. When I open those older archives in the new software they have a “Story” tab where I had written what the archive was for and had links to key pages. When I create new archives I can’t seem to find a way to add this type of section to them. Am I missing something, or is it not currently supported? If not, will it be supported in the future?
Yes, you’re quite right, ReplayWeb.page has the ability to read lists as “Stories” that were created in Webrecorder Desktop and Conifer tools, but we haven’t had a chance to add this to ArchiveWeb.page to be able to create new lists. The plan was to at least maintain backwards compatibility and to add this as a feature in the future.
I hope this is something we can one way or another in the next six months or so, so not immediate, but in the mid-term.
Thank you, @ilya! And thank you for asking the question, @benbarry! I too, found this a really useful tool when preparing a collection for access. It’s a key space for providing researchers with context. It’s also helpful for orientating people in the archive, and clarifying its scope/availability of interactions.
If you are using .warc format, a possible workaround in the meantime is to download your file, then upload it to Conifer to perform the Story and List creation steps.