Web archives: now and in the future

On May 21, 2009 The United Kingdom National Archives announced a study into how archived websites are collected and made available to users. The study is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee and will take place in collaboration with the UK Web Archiving Consortium.

The study aims to:

  • Investigate how UK web archives are delivered to users now, and how they might be delivered in the future
  • Define the long-term historical and research value of online content in the UK
  • Look at different organisations that collect web archives, and their interests

We are keen to involve users and potential users of web archives. Please contact researchandcollections@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk if you would like to take part in surveys or discussions.

The study will run until late July 2009, and the results will be published on The National Archives and UK Web Archiving Consortium websites in August 2009.

Further information

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