April 6th, 2013

marcus 2013

British library to archive ALL .uk web sites

The British Library is going to be archiving ALL .uk web sites - there has been a pilot scheme for several years which includes forgottenfutures.co.uk, and I'd imagine this will work the same way, with the library archiving a snapshot of the site at regular intervals, a bit like Wayback Machine but focused on the UK. They are also gearing up to archive eBooks on a VERY big scale.

I don't see this as a problem - presumably this stuff is published to be read - but if you don't want researchers to see your embarrassing photos in the 25th century this may be a good time to revise your site contents.