May 19, 2022

Web Archiving at the National Library of Ireland

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.


Source: NLI Web Site

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

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.