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DC 2006 Program Session

602. A Web Crawl… Is Not a Web Crawl… Is Not a Web Crawl: Building an Archive of Government Websites

Saturday, August 5, 2006
9:30 AM-11:00 AM

  Recorded session


Mark Conrad, Chair
National Archives and Records Administration

Mark Myers
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
“Archiving Websites in Kentucky”

Kelly Eubank
North Carolina State Archives
“Yes, We are Crazy: Cooperative Efforts Between the North Carolina State Archives and State”

Patricia Cruse
California Digital Library
“CDL’s Web Archiving Service: A Model for Collecting Government and Political Information”

Judith Cobb
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
“Managing Web Content with Archival Practices”

Preserving web-based information has become an important topic for archivists and records administrators. This session introduces tools that are under development or already in use. Speakers address both the technical and nontechnical aspects of developing a successful project. Myers and Eubank share their institutions’ experiences with different methods to capture information from state government websites. Cruse and Cobb discuss their institutions’ efforts to develop tools for web capture and preservation.


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