Considering that the Web archiving
is a large-scale and national project, it should undergo a weighty and dynamic managerial supervision, which can lead the project in all technologic, research and executive respects.
projects differ in size (Wayback Machine compared to the Schlesinger Blogs collection), location (global compared to exclusively national efforts), and purpose (crawling and preserving "born digital" websites vs.
We included it in the PI specialization because it interfaces well with Web Archiving
. Students enrolled in Data Manipulation learn data harvesting, processing, and aggregation of large-scale data sets, such as a web crawl.
Consortium and the technical registry of file formats, PRONOM.
With Web archiving
in particular practices are evolving.
At its most basic, web archiving
entails creating a copy of the information a website provides.
So that same year, the LC established a pilot web archiving
project, originally called the MINERVA (Mapping the INternet Electronic Resources Virtual Archive); today, it is simply called The Library of Congress Web Archives.
Julien Masanes spoke about a European project, the Living Web Archives, which is working on ensuring the viability of web archiving
into the future.
The British Library is working with five other institutions in the UK Web Archiving
Consortium and technology firm Systec to archive selected websites of likely research value, according to the BBC.
Founded by Brewster Kahle, an early Web archiving
pioneer, the Wayback Machine is a part of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving data, texts, audio, Web sites, and other digital materials since the early days of the online revolution.
This focused Web archiving
project has recently reviewed its selection processes, and some interesting conclusions are discussed.