ALISS Xmas Special: Web Archives as a Tool for Preservation and Discovery


11th  December 2019

ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences) held half-day event which offered insight into how web archives are created and  maintained and how they can be used most efficiently by library and information professionals

The current state of the Web Archive and how researchers are using its contents.
Jason Webber, Web Archiving Engagement Manager, British Library

Document Harvester Story: Evolution of a System
Jennie Grimshaw- British Library
The Document Harvester offers a mechanism for identifying individual documents embedded in the UK Web Archive and making  them discoverable through the catalogues of the six legal deposit libraries This presentation explained how the Harvester works, what was learnt from implementing it, and how it could develop to cope with changes in government publishing.

The European Union Law archive.
Tom Storrar, Head of Web Archiving, The National Archives.
Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, The National Archives (TNA) has a legal obligation as Queen’s Printer to publish each ‘relevant instrument’ that has been issued before exit day by an EU entity.  Tom will spoke about the arrangement, collection and content of this archive.