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Archiving Web Site Resources: A Records Management View

Pennock, Mrs Maureen and Kelly, Mr Brian (2006) Archiving Web Site Resources: A Records Management View. In Proceedings WWW2006, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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In this paper, we propose the use of records management principles to identify and manage Web site resources with enduring value as records. Current Web archiving activities, collaborative or organisational, whilst extremely valuable in their own right, often do not and cannot incorporate requirements for proper records management. Material collected under such initiatives therefore may not be reliable or authentic from a legal or archival perspective, with insufficient metadata collected about the object during its active life, and valuable materials destroyed whilst ephemeral items are maintained. Education, training, and collaboration between stakeholders are integral to avoiding these risks and successfully preserving valuable Web-based materials.

Item Type:Conference Poster
Keywords:Digital preservation, digital archiving, records management, web records, web sites, web resources
Subjects:J Digital Records > JA Appraisal, selection and retention
B Digital Preservation Concerns > BA Archiving
J Digital Records > JB Born digital objects
F Formats > FC Web sites
C Strategies and Procedures > CA Policies and policy development
W Organisations and websites
Document Language:English
ID Code:114
Deposited By:Pennock, Mrs Maureen
Deposited On:18 August 2006
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