Digital archiving gains new tool

A tool that makes it easier to gather and store digital archives has been developed by the National Library of New Zealand and the British Library.As more and more information goes online the race is on to create meaningful digital archives. The web curator tool automates the process of collecting and storing information. It will become a key part of the British Library's existing digital preservation programme.

The web curator tool that was developed will be available to other organisations as an open source release by the end of the year. The practise of web harvesting - using software to search out and gather snapshots of websites - will become increasingly important as organisations seek to preserve web pages, which often have a shelf-life of just a few months before disappearing.

Read the full article by BBC News.


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