Access and Scholarly Use of Web Archives

[This is the manuscript of the article published in Alexandria, Volume 25, No. 1/2(2014), pp. 113-127 http://manchester.metapress.com/content/5g4270j8l6472pl8/?p=bb47b9c8113747d38a9e9daf250bf446&pi=7. It contains small variations from the published version. That particular issue of Alexandria was devoted to web archiving and co-edited by Richard Gibby and myself.] ABSTRACT This article provides an overview of current access arrangements of web archives. Using data from … Continue reading Access and Scholarly Use of Web Archives

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Meeting the Challenges of Preserving the UK Web

[This article was written for and accepted by DPASSH2015, 1st Annual Conference on Digital Preservation for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 25-26 June, 2015, Dublin, Ireland.] ABSTRACT Collecting and providing continued access to the UK’s digital heritage is a core purpose for the British Library. An important element of this is the World Wide … Continue reading Meeting the Challenges of Preserving the UK Web

The Unknown Aspects of Web Archives

[This article was written for and accepted by RESAW Conference, "Web Archives as Scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives", 8 – 10 June 2015, Aarhus University, Denmark.] Introduction Web Archives are collections of point-in-time snapshots of web resources, intended as historical records of the once current content on the “live” web, which constantly changes with … Continue reading The Unknown Aspects of Web Archives