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


11th  December 2019


LSE Library Room R.01

On 11th the December ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences) will be holding a half-day event which will offer insight into how web archives are created and  maintained and how they can be used most efficiently by library and information professionals The speakers will provide case studies. Delegates will have an opportunity to discuss the approaches, challenges and implications of these.

Speakers will include:

The current state of the Web Archive and how researchers are using its contents. Jason Webber, Web Archiving Engagement Manager, British Library will, provide timely insights in this valuable tool and how it might be used by information workers

Finding the Needles in the Haystack: Making Documents in the UK Web Archive Discoverable Jennie Grimshaw-
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 will explain how the Harvester works, what we have learned from implementing it, and how we could develop new approaches to cope with changes in online, especially 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 speak about the arrangement, collection and content of this archive.


ALISS members – No charge

Non-Members £20

To book contact Heather Dawson

ALISS secretary