NLB archiving Singapore websites, digital materials

Move is part of effort to expand legal deposit collection of materials published in Singapore

(4 November 2018)  The National Library Board (NLB) has taken on the enormous task of archiving 180,000 Singapore websites ending with the .sg domain, as well as digital materials published in Singapore.

The annually updated National Day Parade website and the Fighting SARS Together! website launched during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in 2003 are among the 2,000 websites that have been archived so far.

The move is part of NLB’s effort to expand its legal deposit collection of materials published in Singapore, which, up until recently, only covered physical publications such as books and magazines.

The Straits Times has the news in full by Michelle Ng.