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Archiving Websites: A Practical Guide for Information Management Professionals
Adrian Brown
Item Number: 978-1-85604-553-7
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $99.95
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256 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-553-7
Year Published: 2006

The Internet is home to a wealth of information, but its lack of permanence makes it a frustrating authoritative resource for both professionals and users. This important guide is the first to offer practical guidance to 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. Coverage includes the development of Web archiving; selection policies; collection methods; quality assurance; preservation; delivery to users; optimizing websites for archiving; managing programs; and more. This is an important resource for librarians, Web designers, policy-makers, and records managers.


"An utterly invaluable manual for libraries in the modern information age." 
--Midwest Book Review

"Extremely rich ... will be an important part of collections around the world that support archival work."
--Public Libraries
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


"...a compact but thorough survey of the challenges of developing a web archiving programme and will repay reading by any librarian or information manager concerned about the long-term viability of the web-based information that is now our stock in trade."
— The Electronic Library

"An excellent introduction to the technical issues of web archiving on a national scale"

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