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Archiving the Web: European experiences

Juha Hakala (Director of Information Technology, Helsinki University Library – The National Library of Finland, Helsinki, Finland)

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

Preserving the published cultural heritage of a country is a major concern of any national library, and the challenge of archiving and preserving information published on the Web is great. A short history of Web archiving in Europe from the Swedish Kulturarw3 project to the Nordic Web Archive initiative is provided, together with a generic discussion on the technical challenges of and the solutions developed for Web harvesting and archiving. Experiences from Helsinki University Library in Finland in the use and co‐operative development of the NEDLIB (Networked European Deposit Library) harvester are given.

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Citation

Hakala, J. (2004), "Archiving the Web: European experiences", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 38 No. 3, pp. 176-183. https://doi.org/10.1108/00330330410547223

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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