March 5, 2021

Web Archives: Welsh Government Awards Contract to “Digitally Archive the Welsh Nation’s Online Presence”

From the Manchester Evening News:

Manchester tech firm MirrorWeb has been awarded a three-year contract by the Welsh government to digitally archive the nation’s online presence.

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The cloud-native web and social media archiving company will preserve the government’s web-published content in both English and Welsh on all websites of historic and national significance, including twitter accounts.

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The project is currently in its early stages, with MirrorWeb having received the current historical archive – around 1.8 million pages – amounting to 20TB of data that has now been transferred seamlessly and cost efficiently to the cloud.

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See Also: MirrorWeb Technology Now Powers the UK Web Archive

See Also: It’s Now Easier Than Ever to Browse The Online Archives of the UK Government (via The Next Web; May 10, 2018)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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