Online: UK Web Archive

The British Library has just launched its online Web Archive, a collection of thousands of UK websites dating back to 2004.

Archiving websites always seemed to me a necessary but unenviable task – how do you begin to choose from the billions of pages out there? And what about those sites that are constantly being updated?

I haven’t had a chance to explore it yet but it looks pretty good, and you can nominate sites if you think they should be saved for posterity.

Read more about the launch over on CILIP Update’s blog or check out the archive yourself.

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