Web Archiving

by Maria Ryan, Web Archivist. This week marks six years since the National Library of Ireland (NLI) began collecting and archiving websites. It is also six years since the 2011 General Election and furthermore, a year has passed since the 2016 General Election. Given our longstanding tradition of collecting political material, it was natural that […]

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by Maria Ryan (2016 Web Archivist) Since our last blog, we have successfully completed four major crawls for our project “Remembering 1916, Recording 2016”. That’s almost 280 more websites for our 2016 web archive.  In our last blog, I said I would take you through how we archive the web, our main processes and how […]

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Why is the National Library archiving key Irish websites? The web is a fluid and transformative place, and research indicates that up to 60% of URLS have been deleted or changed after just two years![1]  Web archiving involves identifying, selecting and preserving websites to ensure this record of Irish life is not lost and will […]

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