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Web archiving

Saving the pages from websites as they change over time for historical purposes. Using spiders similar to the ones search engines routinely deploy, there are services that archive the pages of a company's own website or pages from selected websites across the Internet. The entire Web is archived by the Internet Archive (see Wayback Machine). See spider.
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However, most of the issues involved in discussions of web archiving and the establishment of web archives are not limited to a national sphere.
With this in mind, the general architecture of a Web archiving software package is discussed for both software packages.
Web archiving is the process of collecting websites and the information they contain and preserving them.
Connotate (connotate.com) and the National Technical Information Service (ntis.gov) have established a joint venture whereby they will offer automated Web archiving tools that increase the performance and innovative distribution of federally funded science and technology information to the agency's government and content provider clientele.
Some Web archiving projects are not designed to do periodic captures of sites, yet fulfill a vital preservation role nonetheless.
We viewed this as a comprehensive suite of courses that would introduce students to general concepts (in Digital Preservation), provide more detailed knowledge about certain media (Web Archiving and Preserving Sound and Motion), and introduce students to curation in specific arenas (Science/Social Science Data Curation).
Among specific topics are object-oriented web historiography, historizing webcam culture, Finland as a case study of analyzing and comparing the histories of web strategies of major media companies, the dual history of online newspapers and newspapers online and web archiving in research and historical global collaboratories.
To take on the enormous challenge of capturing this content, we need a system capable of taking the UK Web Archive to Web-scale," said Helen Hockx-Yu, Web Archiving Programme Manager, The British Library.
Amanda Spencer, the web continuity project manager, says: "The National Archives, along with the European Archive [the not-for-profit specialist web archiving organisation founded to build an internet library for researchers, historians and scholars], has developed an innovative redirecting software solution that has to be integrated in the existing IT systems of government departments.
Depending on your purpose, saving text in this manner can be both simpler and more direct than saving entire Web pages, bookmarking pages within your Web browser, or using a specialized Web archiving program.
Indeed we have been one of the early pioneers in web archiving globally.

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