Preserving the Fabric of Our Lives: A Survey of Web

  title={Preserving the Fabric of Our Lives: A Survey of Web},
  author={Michael J. Day},
This paper argues that the growing importance of the World Wide Web means that Web sites are key candidates for digital preservation. After an brief outline of some of the main reasons why the preservation of Web sites can be problematic, a review of selected Web archiving initiatives shows that most current initiatives are based on combinations of three main approaches: automatic harvesting, selection and deposit. The paper ends with a discussion of issues relating to collection and access… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 19 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
12 Citations
26 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 26 references

Access to Web archives : the Nordic Web Archive Access Project

  • S. A. Brygfjeld
  • Zeitschrift für Bibliothekswesen und…
  • 2002

Collecting and preserving the Web : the Minerva prototype

  • W. Y. Arms, R. Adkins, C. Ammen, A. Hayes
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • 2002

The Royal Swedish Web Archive : a " complete " collection of Web pages

  • A. Arvidson, K. Persson, J. Mannerheim
  • Preserving the No 10 Web site : the story so far…
  • 2002

The NEDLIB Harvester

  • J. Hakala
  • International Preservation News 26 ( December
  • 2001

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…