Scientific study analyses worldwide Web archiving initiatives

This research presents a global and updated overview of Web archiving initiatives. The analysis of the initiatives provided several statistics, such as the volume of archived data or the number of people engaged.

The paper A survey on web archiving initiatives, by Daniel Gomes, João Miranda and Miguel Costa, was presented at the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2011, in Berlin, Germany.

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rARC service suspended

The rARc project is suspended since July, 2011.

The project for collaborative preservation named rARC started in 2007 within the Portuguese Web Archive.

Contributions:

We thank all the contributors for their collaboration and support.

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93% of the searches are answered in less than 5 seconds

Data from April to June, 2011

  • 93% of the full-text searches performed on the Portuguese Web Archive were responded in less than 5 seconds.
  • 95% of the URL searches were answered in less than 5 seconds.
  • 73% of the user clicks are on the first page of results.
  • We wrote 72 000 lines of code to improve the original search system based on the Archive-access project.
  • Try our search!
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Video about the Portuguese Web Archive

The Portuguese Web Archive was presented at the Jornadas FCCN, on the 9th February, 2011.

The presentation focused on the following points:

  • Motivation for the Web archiving topic
  • Portuguese Web Archive project status report
  • Services available to the community

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Usability in practice: we have published a video about our experience

We share our experience with usability processes used to solve problems in the development of the Portuguese Web Archive.

The presentation focuses on the following points:

  • What is usability?
  • The Portuguese Web Archive
  • Usability problems and development iterations
  • Usability recommendations and user-centred design

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Trends in the evolution of the Web: we have published a video about our study

Talk about the evolution of Web characteristics, based on a scientific study performed by the Portuguese Web Archive.

The presentation focuses on the following points:

  • The Web
  • Web Archiving and crawlers
  • Web characteristics and its evolution within 5 years
  • The importance of the study on Web trends in the design of tools that process its data

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