November 30, 2015

Reference: Web Archiving Bibliography (Version 1.0)

Here’s a new resource recently made available via the University of North Texas Digital Archive.


Web Archiving Bibliography (Version 1.0)

Prepared By

Brenda Reyes Ayala
University of North Texas 


UNT Digital Archive


Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial 3.0 Unported

From the Preface

Any attempt at a bibliography is by necessity an attempt at naming, defining, and categorizing. As web archiving is still a nascent field, clear definitions and concepts are sometimes difficult to find.

For example, the term “web archiving” is often used interchangeably with “web preservation” in the literature, without any clarification or distinction between the two. I argue that web preservation is a subset of digital preservation, that is, the process of maintaining Internet resources in a condition suitable for use. Web archiving is the action of storing Internet resources to preserve them as a historical, informational, legal, or evidential record. A web archive is a system which contains such records.

Document includes a brief history of web archiving.

Citations are organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction to Web Archiving
  • Institutional Web Archiving
  • Personal Web Archiving
  • Challenges in Web Archiving
  • Legal Issues in Web Archiving
  • Practices, Standards, and Tools
  • Web Archiving and Digital Libraries
  • Quality in Web Archiving
  • Research on Web Archives

Read Online ||| Direct to Full Text Bibliography (15 pages; PDF)

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