October 25, 2021

Singapore’s National Library to Archive Singapore Websites

From The Straits Times:

2018-11-03_19-58-23 The National Library Board (NLB) has taken on the enormous task of archiving 180,000 Singapore websites ending with the .sg domain, as well as digital materials published in Singapore.

The annually updated National Day Parade website and the ‘Fighting SARS Together!’ website launched during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003 are among the 2,000 websites that have been archived so far.

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In July this year, NLB was given the mandate to collect digital publications and archive publicly available Singapore websites. Websites ending with .sg will be archived at least once a year, it said.

Since 1958, the NLB legal deposit has been collecting and preserving published works in Singapore with over 1.3 million items in its collection so far.

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See Also: NLB No Longer Needs Consent to Archive Historical Online Content (via Straits Time; July 10, 2018)

See Also: Second Reading of the National Library Board (Amendment) Bill Closing Speech By Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information at the sitting of Parliament on 9 July 2018 (via National Library Board Singapore)

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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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