Is web archives a misnomer - how web archives can become digital archives?

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105621
Title:
Is web archives a misnomer - how web archives can become digital archives?
Author:
Wu, Paul Horng Jyh; Heok, Adrian Kay Heng
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
Is web archives a misnomer - how web archives can become digital archives? 2006, :298-305
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105621
Submitted date:
2007-05-23
Abstract:
Digital archives are not meant to be mere collections of digital artifacts organized for reference. It ought to be a record, providing evidence for dynamic digital cultural activities, because these activities form an organic and primary source of cultural information and artifacts. This paper investigates two national web archiving projects, argues for the need for greater attention to be paid to archival principles and shows how contextual elements can be retained in a collection. We will also demonstrate how some of these principles have been applied in the Asian Tsunami Web Archives via a web archival method called Web Sphere Analysis. In conclusion, we present a framework where existing and future web archives projects can incorporate Web Sphere analysis to transform their collection into a genuine Digital Archives and become a richer resource for future research.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Digital Libraries; Archives
Local subject classification:
digital archives; web archives

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWu, Paul Horng Jyhen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeok, Adrian Kay Hengen_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-23T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:28:25Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-23en_US
dc.identifier.citationIs web archives a misnomer - how web archives can become digital archives? 2006, :298-305en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105621-
dc.description.abstractDigital archives are not meant to be mere collections of digital artifacts organized for reference. It ought to be a record, providing evidence for dynamic digital cultural activities, because these activities form an organic and primary source of cultural information and artifacts. This paper investigates two national web archiving projects, argues for the need for greater attention to be paid to archival principles and shows how contextual elements can be retained in a collection. We will also demonstrate how some of these principles have been applied in the Asian Tsunami Web Archives via a web archival method called Web Sphere Analysis. In conclusion, we present a framework where existing and future web archives projects can incorporate Web Sphere analysis to transform their collection into a genuine Digital Archives and become a richer resource for future research.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subjectArchivesen_US
dc.subject.otherdigital archivesen_US
dc.subject.otherweb archivesen_US
dc.titleIs web archives a misnomer - how web archives can become digital archives?en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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