Tag Archives: Web Archiving

China’s national library to archive 200 billion Weibo posts in project to preserve country’s digital heritage

(22 Apr 2019)  Sina, which had 462 million active users on Weibo at the end of 2018, was chosen as first partner for the initiative because of its enormous trove of data. The National Library of China will archive over 200 billion public posts on Weibo, the country’s popular Twitter-style microblogging site, as part of an […]


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Project launched to improve web archiving worldwide

(13 July 2018, Issue No:514) Virginia Tech is leading a project to make web archives more valuable to researchers worldwide by developing course materials and cyber infrastructure to teach librarians and archivists internationally how to collect, extract and analyse archived information from the World Wide Web. The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently awarded […]


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Issue Briefs advise libraries on archiving government information, licensing metadata about scholarship

(14 September 2017) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released two issue briefs answering pressing questions about copyright faced by libraries and archives: Can institutions legally preserve and share government information from the internet? And should institutions license their metadata describing scholarly works? More here.


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Open-source collaborative platform to collect content from over 350 institutions’ archives

(12 April 2016) With the technical and financial capacity of any currently existing single institution failing to answer the needs for a platform efficiently archiving the web, a team of American researchers have come up with an innovative solution, submitted to the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and published in the open-access […]


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WARP reaches a new milestone with 10,000 archived websites

(1 December 2015) The Web Archiving Project (WARP) of the National Diet Library (NDL) has been archiving websites in Japan since 2002. In October 2015, WARP archived its 10,000th website in 13 years. The number of archived files is 3.6 billion, comprising 630 terabytes of data as of the end of October 2015. WARP undertakes […]


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Web archiving – what’s it all about?

(26 June 2015) Each year State Library of Queensland contributes hundreds of Queensland websites to PANDORA – Australia’s web archive. These include websites of numerous organisations, community groups and individuals, festivals, events, and sites about various topical and political issues, election campaigns, interests and activities. If you are a web publisher that has been contacted […]


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Guidance on building archivable websites

(30 September 2014) A major challenge for web archivists is the low visibility that downstream archiving has on upstream web content creation. Stanford University Libraries has just published an extensive set of recommendations for web builders to improve the archivability of their content. The documentation is intended to improve the efficacy of our own and […]


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New web-archiving report tackles ‘moving target’ of preserving digital memory

(24 May 2013) The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released its latest in the series of topical Technology Watch Reports to the public today. ‘Web Archiving,’ by Maureen Pennock, presents a constructive study of the fast-paced digital age and the pressures we face in attempting to capture web based information for the future. Maureen’s report […]


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