November 29, 2015

National Library of Australia Launches Government of Australia Web Archive

The initial release of the keyword searchable archive of web content went live about a week ago.

Details from PS News:

The National Library of Australia has opened public access to a collection of Commonwealth Government websites it has been harvesting since mid-2011.

The Library’s Australian Government Web Archive (AGWA) began when Whole-of-Government ICT arrangements were approved in May 2010.

The project entails the collection, preservation and public access in perpetuity of Commonwealth Government digital publications and websites.
Manager Web Archiving at the National Library, Paul Koerbin said AGWA complemented the Library’s long established PANDORA Archive.


Three annual harvests data – June 2011, March 2012 and March/April 2013 – are currently included in the collection.

September 2013 and February 2014 harvests are in the process of being indexed and added.

Additional Details in the Full Text Article and On This AGWA Web Page

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