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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Facet Publishing (18 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856045536
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856045537
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.3 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,636,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...a compact but thorough survey of the challenges of developing a web archiving programme and will repay reading by any librarian or information manager concerned about the long-term viability of the web-based information that is now our stock in trade." (The Electronic Library)

"An excellent introduction to the technical issues of web archiving on a national scale" (HEA-ICS)

About the Author

Adrian Brown is the Director of the Parliamentary Archives and has lectured and published widely on all aspects of digital preservation. He was previously Head of Digital Preservation at the National Archives where his team won the International Digital Preservation Award in 2007.

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Reviewer: Undergrad computing student (staffordshire).

`archiving websites` doesn`t sound interesting, in many ways its not. The whole concept of websites to many is the speed at which they change, the computer fraternity is hell bent on pushing forward, I am one of those sorts. But we all know the frustration of pages we needed disappearing overnight. Oh and I don't much like books, they are generally out of date before they`re published, but this griped me until the end.

Getting back on track, this book provides information on all aspects of web archiving, from; how to select pages to legal and copyright issues to preservation, future trends and so much more.

In under 250 pages of fairly large type and diagrams/grey images this paperback, provides a full and comprehensive guide to all aspects of archiving in the current web model. Anyone who wants to archive any web resource will find this a god send.

Every chapter is fully referenced giving a fantastic array of further reading and website examples to research further making this book joyfully concise and an easy read.
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HASH(0x9f54db40) out of 5 stars Dated, but Detailed Treatment of Web Archiving 13 May 2014
By C. Bailey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Readers interested in web archiving would be better served by reading more contemporary treatments than this 2006 book. Fortunately, Brenda Reyes Ayala's extensive and well organized Web Archiving Bibliography 2013, which is freely available from the UNT Digital Library, identifies such research works and provides links to those that are freely available on the Web. Maureen Pennock's 50-page Web-Archiving report for the Digital Curation Centre, which was published in 2013, would be a good place to start for an overview. Nonetheless, if the reader requires it, Archiving Websites: A Practical Guide for Information Management Professionals does provide a book-length treatment of the topic, although at a significant cost. Web Archiving, edited by Julien Masanes and published in 1996, also provides such a treatment, and it is price competitive in its Kindle and paperback formats.
HASH(0x9f553ee8) out of 5 stars Preserve an archive of selected portions of the World Wide Web for reference 9 Jun. 2008
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Archiving Websites: A Practical Guide for Information Management Professionals is a guide written especially to teach librarians how to preserve an archive of selected portions of the World Wide Web for reference. Chapters cover the history of the development of web archiving; recommendations for website selection criteria; collection methods; quality assurance; cataloging and classifying websites; and much more. Author Adrian Brown applies his experience in managing a national Web-archiving program to this user-friendly resource. An utterly invaluable manual for libraries in the modern information age.
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