May 24, 2022

Scotland: New Web Archive to Preserve Official Scottish Sites

From The Scotsman:

A new web archive from National Records of Scotland will preserve key official websites to make them available for future generations.


The new Web Continuity Service from National Records of Scotland (NRS) will archive and make available snapshots of the websites of organisations who already deposit records with NRS, including the Scottish Government, courts, public inquiries, public authorities and some private organisations.


Tim Ellis, chief executive at NRS, said: “In an era of fake news where the authenticity of information is scrutinised and challenged, the Web Continuity Service will allow users to access accurate historical information, and make it clear when they are reading archived content. “This new service allows us to preserve information for the future and keep it available now to the people who need it, supporting open and transparent government.”


The service is operated by National Records of Scotland working with a commercial supplier, Internet Memory Research with a strong track record in this area.

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