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27 November 2018

World Digital Preservation Day 2018

 

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World Digital Preservation Day (formerly International Digital Preservation Day) is held on the last Thursday of every November and is organised by the DPC. There are lots of events organised around the world that will take place on the 29th November 2018.

The screenshot below shows how popular the term ‚ÄúDigital Preservation‚ÄĚ was on the archived .uk web space from 1996 to April 2013. Follow this link and see who is talking about digital preservation by clicking on a point in the graph.

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Web Archiving is an important part of the digital preservation process as web content is constantly changing over time, some more quickly than others. The UK Web Archive aims to archive, preserve and give access to the UK web space. The image below shows how the British Library website has changed over time.

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The UK Web Archive has been building curated collections since 2005 and has a dedicated collection on the subject of IT. The IT Collection has eleven subsections, with one dedicated to Web Archives and Digital Preservation. This is a small subsection so if you see that it is missing something important to the UK field of web archiving and digital preservation you can nominate content by filling in the public nomination form.

As part of your Digital Preservation Day, why not nominate your favourite UK published website on any subject to the UK Web Archive by filling in the public nomination form?