May 16, 2022

UK Government Web Archive Begins Capturing Official Government Tweets and YouTube Videos

From The National Archives (UK):

From today The National Archives will begin to archive tweets sand You Tube videos published by UK central government departments from their official Twitter and YouTube social media platforms.


The UK government social media archive contains over 7,000 videos that date from 2006 to early 2014 and over 65,000 tweets from 2008 to September 2013. It covers some major events in our recent history, including: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympic Games, Budget announcements and the formation of the Coalition government following the general election in 2010.


The National Archives worked with the Internet Memory Foundation to develop tools to capture the record in its original published context, preserving the content and making it permanently accessible through the UK Government Web Archive.

See Also: UK Government Web Archive Advanced Search Interface

See Also: Browse A-Z List of Archived Sites

See Also: Direct to UK Government Web Archive Homepage

See Also: USA: Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Web Archive
Archived web content from U.S. government agencies.
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