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Archiving in Aarhus

December 1, 2008 -- Aarhus, Denmark, became a hotbed of Web archiving activities as representatives from the Library of Congress Web Capture team and many other preservation institutions from around the world participated in the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries during the week of September 15, 2008.

The European Web Archive team providing a briefing on the Living Web Archive project. LiWA is a three-year project funded by the European Union and designed to extend the current state of the art for Web content capture, preservation, analysis, and enrichment services to improve fidelity, coherence, and interpretability of Web archives.

Members of the International Internet Preservation Consortium participated in several brainstorming sessions. These sessions challenged the participants to address technical issues, discuss existing practices, and envision new solutions for Web archiving.

Brainstorming session 1 considered harvesting Web 2.0 sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Myspace. In session 2, participants discussed how best to document preservation risks for Web content. During session 3, participants talked about scenarios for using the Web ARChive file format for collection and preservation purposes. Session 4 featured a discussion of requirements, features and technologies for Web archives in 2012.

The Eighth Web Archiving Workshop had five session themes: access, new models and issues, LIWA research, case studies and Web archiving in practice. Highlights included presentations on ethical issues about future Web archives use, and developments for the Web Curator Tool. Representatives from France, Taiwan, Denmark, Portugal and the Czech Republic also discussed national Web archiving case studies.