Thanks to Andrew Hubbertz for bringing this to our attention! Many of us are trying to figure out how to deal with electronic government publications.
Masanès, Julien (Ed.)
2006, VII, 234 p., 28 illus., Hardcover
"The public information available on the Web today is larger than
information distributed on any other media. The raw nature of Web
content, the unpredictable remote changes that can affect it, the
wide variety of formats concerned, and the growth in data-driven
websites make the preservation of this material a challenging
task, requiring specific monitoring, collecting and preserving
strategies, procedures and tools.
Julien Masanès, Director of the European Archive, has assembled
contributions from computer scientists and librarians that
altogether encompass the complete range of tools, tasks and
processes needed to successfully preserve the cultural heritage
of the Web. This book serves as a standard introduction for everyone
involved in keeping alive the immense amount of online information,
and it covers issues related to building, using and preserving Web
archives both from the computer scientist and librarian viewpoints.
Practitioners will find in this book a state-of-the-art overview of
methods, tools and standards they need for their activities.
Researchers as well as advanced students in computer science will
use it as an introduction to this new field with a hopefully
stimulating review of open issues where future work is needed."
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