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1 posts from December 2017

05 December 2017

A New (Beta) Interface for the UK Web Archive

The UK Web Archive has a new user interface! Try it now: 

beta.webarchive.org.uk/

Screenshot-beta-home-01

What's new?

  • For the first time you can search both the 'Open UK Web Archive'1 and the 'Legal Deposit Web Archive'2 from the same search box
  • We have improved the search and have included faceting so that it's easier to find what you are looking for
  • A simple, clean design that (hopefully) allows the content to be the focus
  • Easily browsable 'Special Collections' (curated groups of websites on a theme, topic or event)

 What next?

This is just the start of what will be a series of improvements, but we need your help! Please use the beta site and tell us how it went (good, bad or meh) by filling in this short 2 minute survey:

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ukwasurvey01

Thank you!

by Jason Webber, Web Archive Engagement Manager, The British Library

1 The Open UK Web Archive was started in 2005 and comprises of approximately 15,000 websites that can be viewed anywhere

2 The Legal Deposit Web Archive was started in 2013 and comprises millions of websites but these can only be viewed in the Reading Rooms of UK Legal Deposit Libraries