Web Archive

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This article deals with general web archives and the principles for selection of materials to be preserved. It opens with a brief overview of reasons why general web archives are needed. Section two and three present major, long termed web archive initiatives and discuss the purposes and possible values of web archives and asks how to meet unknown future needs, demands and concerns. Section four analyses three main principles in contemporary web archiving strategies, topic centric, domain centric and time-centric archiving strategies and section five discuss how to combine these to provide a broad and rich archive. Section six is concerned with inherent limitations and why web archives are always flawed. The last sections deal with the question how web archives may fit into the rapidly expanding, but fragmented landscape of digital repositories taking care of various parts of the exponentially growing amounts of still more heterogeneous data materials.
Original languageEnglish
JournalKnowledge Organization
Volume46
Issue numberno 1
Pages (from-to)47-70
Number of pages23
ISSN0943-7444
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2019

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Web archiving, Selection criteria, web materials, topic centric archiving, domain centric archiving, time centric archiving

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