Archiving the Jubilee

Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee ProcessionBuckingham Palace, 1897 Sixty years of The Queen’s reign will be celebrated in her Diamond Jubilee this year. It’s a massive event that will be subject to exhaustive coverage, and it provides historians with a...

British Library/IHR web archiving group

Last week saw the first meeting of a new advisory group, brokered by the IHR, to provide a forum for issues of common concern between historians and the web archiving team at the British Library. Composed of historians of contemporary Britain, and scholars interested...

Researchers and the UK Web Archive

On Monday I took part in the first workshop of this innovative project, organised by the British Library. A group of scholars, including sociologists and experts in the built environment, politics and the visual arts embarked on a year-long project using the UK Web...

Archiving the web – a new partnership with the British Library

The IHR Digital team are delighted to announce an innovative new venture in partnership with the British Library. A new advisory panel of historians has been convened to work with the BL’s web archiving team in developing policy for identifying web content most...

Report on the ‘Missing links: the enduring web’ conference

The conference, organised by the Joint Informations Systems Committee (JISC), the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the UK Web Archiving Consortium (UKWAC), was timely and of great significance (all of the presentations are available on the DPC website). In the...