[NetBehaviour] Web Heritage Could Be Lost.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Feb 26 10:52:08 CET 2010

Web Heritage Could Be Lost.

The UK's online heritage could be lost forever if the government does 
not grant a "right to archive", a group of leading libraries has said. 
The British Library, along with other institutions, has been archiving 
UK websites since 2004 but has only been able to cover 6,000 of an 
estimated 8m.

Currently, it must ask permission from website owners before archiving 
them. The group, which has just made its UK Web Archive available to the 
public, warned of "a digital black hole".


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