Digital Archiving Resources

Functionalities of Web Archives

Title

Functionalities of Web Archives

Subject

Web archiving

Description

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 English language web archives to determine which functionalities each of the archives supported, and how they compared.

A functionality checklist was designed, based on use cases created by the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), and the findings of two related user studies. The functionality review was conducted, along with a comprehensive literature review of web archiving methods, in preparation for the development of a web archiving course for Library and Information School students. This paper describes the functionalities used in the checklist, the extent to which those functionalities are implemented by the various archives, and discusses the author's findings.

Creator

Niu, Jinfang

Publisher

D-Lib Magazine

Date

2012-03

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Rights

2012 Jinfang Niu

Type

Online Journal

Identifier

http://dlib.org/dlib/march12/niu/03niu2.html

Bibliographic Citation

Niu, Jinfang. "Functionalities of Web Archives." D-Lib Magazine 18.3/4 (2012): n. pag. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.

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Citation

Niu, Jinfang , “Functionalities of Web Archives,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 25, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/29.