This is the first of two blog posts by the National Library of Ireland (NLI). about their web archiving work.
From the NLI Blog:
The National Library works with our technical partner, the Internet Memory Foundation, to crawl and capture websites.
For an organisation such as ourselves, with experience of preserving material for future generations of researchers (whether those researchers visit us in person or log onto our website) there is a far greater imperative that drives us towards collecting this material, and that is that unlike other formats (paper, vellum, etc.) digital material and the technology that ultimately provides access to this material is in far greater danger of disappearing. The irony is, that unlike vellum which when stored in the correct conditions can last hundreds of years, digital material can and does disappear at the touch of a button.
Direct to the NLI Web Archive
Read the Complete Blog Post
Direct to Internet Memory Foundation