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ERIC Number: ED450778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
The WWW and Our Digital Heritage--The New Preservation Tasks of the Library Community.
Mannerheim, Johan
This paper discusses the role of libraries in the preservation of World Wide Web publications. Topics addressed include: (1) the scope of Web preservation, including examples of projects that illustrate comprehensive and selective approaches; (2) the responsibility of Web preservation, including placing the responsibility on publishers and other institutions, the national approach, and the international approach; (3) challenges of Web preservation, including information retrieval, the short life span of Web publications, and lack of a legal framework for Web preservation and access; (4) preservation of digital information, including different digital formats and conversion of document files to readable formats; (5) the present situation of Web archiving in the world, including examples of several projects. (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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