The International Internet Preservation Consortium — netpreserve.org — hasn’t found its way on to Slaw yet. It’s an effort of the following groups (and a list of places worth bookmarking):
- Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (National Library of Italy, Florence)
- Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The Royal Library, Denmark)
- Helsingin yliopiston kirjasto – Suomen Kansalliskirjasto (Helsinki University Library, The National Library of Finland)
- Internet Archive
- Kungliga biblioteket Sveriges nationalbibliotek (The Royal Library, National Library of Sweden)
- Landsbokasafn Islands – Haskolabokasafn (National and University Library of Iceland)
- Library and Archives Canada
- Nasjonalbiblioteket (The National Library of Norway)
- National Library of Australia
- The British Library
- The Library of Congress
The goals of the consortium are:
To enable the collection of a rich body of Internet content from around the world to be preserved in a way that it can be archived, secured and accessed over time.
To foster the development and use of common tools, techniques and standards that enable the creation of international archives.
To encourage and support national libraries everywhere to address Internet archiving and preservation.
Things are slow, alas, in getting the rubber to the road. There’s nothing for us to search yet, and only four reports from various working groups, all seemingly concerned with technical issues that must confront any group attempting to make sense of the web. Still on the technical side, there are a number of tools available to be downloaded, some of which may be of interest to the more technically minded among Slawyers.
…still, a site to watch.