THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND’S WEB ARCHIVE: PRESERVING IRELAND’S ONLINE LIFE FOR TOMORROW.
With Maria Ryan, Web Archivist, NLI
21/09/2020 at 11:00am
Our lives are becoming increasingly digital but the web is a very fragile place, with information disappearing at a rapid pace. In 2011 the National Library of Ireland began selectively archiving and preserving the Irish web. Since then over two thousand websites have been archived and many of these sites which are now saved in the NLI Web Archive no longer exist on the live web. Web archiving allows us to preserve the online life of Ireland and make it accessible to researchers both now and in the future. This talk will examine what web archiving is and how the NLI preserve themes and events such as arts, literature, elections, referendums and Covid-19.
This talk is also part of the Engaging with Web Archives (EWA20) conference organised by Maynooth University. Attendance is free but booking is essential as places are limited. To register and for more information see https://ewaconference.com/registration/