Digital Archiving Resources

Functionalities of Web Archives

Title

Functionalities of Web Archives

Subject

Web Archives

Description

This paper examines the key functionality for users of a web archive. The author argues the following components must be addressed: basic searching, browsing, advanced personalization, customized services, and data mining. A selection of ten English language web archives were examined with a checklist of the outlined criteria. In addition to the criteria, information from usability studies from the International Internet Preservation Consortium was included. The author began the study by reading each archive’s about me/f.a.q. pages to expedite the evaluation process. Additional functionality was identified as beneficial that was not included on the checklist: duplication management, Indicating non-archived content by search engines. At the conclusion of the study, the author found basic functionality was included in all the archives however advanced features were lacking. The author summarizes each archive has different priorities and resources challenges.

Creator

Niu, Jinfang

Publisher

D-Lib Magazine

Date

2012-03-02

Contributor

Raible, John

Type

Journal Article

Bibliographic Citation

Niu, Jinfang. "Functionalities of Web Archives." D-Lib Magazine 18, no. 3/4 (March/April 2012)

Files

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Collection

Citation

Niu, Jinfang, “Functionalities of Web Archives,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 19, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/261.