ERIC Number: EJ781457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
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Archiving Web-Published Materials: A Needs Assessment of Librarians, Researchers, and Content Providers
Murray, Kathleen R.; Hsieh, Inga K.
Government Information Quarterly, v25 n1 p66-89 Jan 2008
The Web-at-Risk project is a digital preservation project funded by the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. The project is developing a Web archiving service to enable curators to build, store, and manage archived collections of Web-published materials captured largely from U.S. federal and state government agency Web sites. In 2005 the project's 22 curators, as well as librarians and archivists working primarily in academic libraries (n = 43), university researchers (n = 7), and content providers (n = 7) participated in a study to identify their needs in relation to Web archiving. This paper summarizes the issues and challenges these groups face and discusses the need for collaborations among libraries and government entities for preserving Web-published materials.
Descriptors: Preservation, Electronic Publishing, Federal Government, State Government, Public Agencies, Web Sites, Needs Assessment, Library Administration, Academic Libraries, Internet, Researchers, Librarians, Archives, Documentation, Cooperation
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Identifiers - Location: United States