The British Library Starts Videogame Website Archive Project
From The Independent:
Curators at The British Library have begun the process of archiving videogame websites to preserve gaming culture for future generations.
While game experts have previously tended to concentrate on archiving physical items such as computers, disks and cassettes, the Library feels gaming websites perfectly illustrate the impact of the industry on society.
The collection is being managed by the digital curation and preservation staff at the Library and it will include walkthroughs, FAQs, maps drawn by gamers, reviews, pictures and stories which develop game narratives.
The Library is working with the National Videogame Archive which has been gathering up hardware, original software, design documents and marketing material.
Set up in 2008, the Archive is a joint venture between Nottingham Trent University, Bath Spa University and the National Media Museum in Bradford which houses part of the collection in its Games Lounge.
Sites can be nominated by going to webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/info/nominate and filling the form, justifying why it should be included.
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