A news item on The National Archives Web site has recently announced a new study on “Web Archives: Now and in the Future“. This study, which is funded by the JISC and will take place in collaboration with the UK Web Archiving Consortium, will look into how archived Web sites are collected and made available to users.
The study aims to:
- Investigate how UK Web archives are delivered to users now, and how they might be delivered in the future
- Define the long-term historical and research value of online content in the UK
- Look at different organisations that collect Web archives, and their interests
The study will run until late July 2009, and the results will be published on The National Archives and UK Web Archiving Consortium Web sites in August 2009.
We’ll published details on the availability of the study once it is published.