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Archiving Websites
A Practical Guide for Information Management Professionals

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ISBN 9781856045537
Published July 25, 2006 by Facet Publishing
256 Pages

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Book Description

This important book is the first to offer practical guidance to information management professionals seeking to implement web archiving programmes of their own. It is essential reading for those who need to collect and preserve specific elements of the web - from national domains or individual subject areas to an organization's own website.

Drawing on the author's experience of managing the National Archives' web archiving programme, together with lessons learned from other international initiatives, this book provides a comprehensive overview of current best practice. It assumes only a basic understanding of IT and web technologies, but also offers much to more technically-oriented readers. Contents include:

the development of web archiving

selection policies

collection methods

quality assurance


delivery to user

optimizing websites for archiving


managing a web archiving programme

future trends.

Readership: Written to address audiences from the whole spectrum of information management sectors, this book is vital reading for three types of reader: policy-makers, who need to make decisions about establishing or developing an institutional web archiving programme; information management professionals, who may be required to implement a web archiving programme; and website owners and web masters, who may be required to facilitate archiving of their own websites.

Table of Contents

1. The development of web archiving 2. Selection 3. Collection methods 4. Quality assurance and cataloguing 5. Preservation 6. Delivery to users 7. Legal issues 8. Managing a web archiving programme 9. Future trends Appendix 1. Web archiving and preservation tools Appendix 2. Model permissions form Appendix 3. Model test script Appendix 4. Model issues log Appendix 5. Model job description.

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