Tuesday, 7 July 2009

British Library Web Archive

I am pleased to advise that this blog has now been accepted by the British Library for inclusion in their web archiving programme. The BL have written to me as follows: "Many thanks for nominating your site. The British Library would like to invite you to participate in our web archiving programme. We select and archive sites to represent aspects of UK documentary heritage and as a result, they will remain available to researchers in the future. The British Library works closely with leading UK institutions to collect and permanently preserve the UK web, and our archive can be seen at www.webarchive.org.uk.

There are benefits to you as a website owner in having your publication archived by the British Library such as having a historical record of your website(s). We aim to develop preservation mechanisms to keep your publication permanently accessible as hardware and software change over time."

Further information about the BL web archive scheme can be found on their FAQs page. If you have any favourite UK websites which you think should be archived you can fill out a nomination form.

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