Digital Archiving Resources

Web Archiving

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Web Archiving

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In 2003, the Library of Congress and the national libraries of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, England and other countries formed the International Internet Preservation Consortium, and have spearheaded an international effort to preserve Internet content for future generations.

This collection aims to highlight materials that pertain to the process of preserving elements of the World Wide Web using of web crawlers for automated capture of content.

Items in the Web Archiving Collection

Functionalities of Web Archives
The functionalities that are important to the users of web archives range from basic searching and browsing to advanced personalized and customized services, data mining, and website reconstruction. The author examined ten of the most established…

Web Archiving
The PADI Web Archiving webpage provides an overview of global web archiving practices as well as resources on issues related to web archiving. It briefly defines different models for and approaches to web archiving before providing case studies of…

A Vision of the Role and Future of Web Archives
The history of the web and the record of its impact on society may never fully be realized if measures to record and preserve its content are not carefully and consistently maintained. Leetaru identifies the inconsistencies in web archiving by public…

Historical Infrastructures for Web Archiving: Annotation of Ephemeral Collections for Researchers of Cultural Heritage Institutions
Archivists, historians, and scholars agree that the accumulation of data circulating daily on the Web should be preserved. Yet, there are inconsistencies and gaps in the type of access to web archives created by various academic, public, and private…

Archiving websites: a practical guide for information management professionals
Drawing on the author's experience of managing the National Archives' web archiving programme together with lessons learned from other international initiatives, this book offers a comprehensive overview of current best practice, together with…

Online Art Ephemera: Web Archiving at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Abstract Artist and art subject file collections contain important primary source ephemera for art historical research—but what happens when the ephemera are online? The National Museum of Women in the Arts has been web archiving art-related…

Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in the Digital Age
In this text Clough uses the example of the Smithsonian museum to ask and then answer the question, "How can we prepare ourselves to reach the generation of digital natives who bring a huge appetite-and aptitude-for the digital world?" His text…

The Importance of Web Archives For Humanities
This article finds that though the web is a valuable resource for historical research, its information is significantly ephemeral. The text focuses mainly on web archiving and how its aim is to obtain, preserve, and provide access to the published…

Metadata For A Web Archive: PREMIS And XMP As Tools For The Task
In this article the standards of metadata and tools are explored and questioned to see if they are the best options for ensuring protection and permanence of web archiving objects, such as snapshots of websites. The text questions whether the…

Oldies But Goodies: Archiving Web- Based Information
Phyllis Holman Weisbard discusses the ways of archiving web-based information. With so much former print versions of materials now available electronically, what she focuses on is how material that never had a print version (born digitals) are in the…