Archiving Web Site Resources: A Records Management View

M Pennock, Brian Kelly

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    In this paper, we propose the use of records management principles to identify and manage Web site resources with enduring value as records. Current Web archiving activities, collaborative or organisational, whilst extremely valuable in their own right, often do not and cannot incorporate requirements for proper records management. Material collected under such initiatives therefore may not be reliable or authentic from a legal or archival perspective, with insufficient metadata collected about the object during its active life, and valuable materials destroyed whilst ephemeral items are maintained. Education, training, and collaboration between stakeholders are integral to avoiding these risks and successfully preserving valuable Web-based materials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2006
    EventWWW2006, 15th International World Wide Web Conference - Edinburgh
    Duration: 23 May 200626 May 2006


    ConferenceWWW2006, 15th International World Wide Web Conference


    • Management
    • K.6.0 Management of Computing and Information Systems
    • Human Factors


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