Collecting Free Web Resources: Selection, Archiving, Metadata, Access

November 18–20, 2008 hosted by Kate Harcourt, Melanie Wacker, and Alex Thurman

Many libraries are beginning to go from including records for selected free web resources in their catalogs to more literally 'collecting' these resources through Web archiving. We hope this forum will provide comments on how libraries are selecting Web resources for archiving, what harvesting tools they are using and particularly how they are achieving bibliographic control of their archived Web content. Specifically, how are libraries developing procedures for the generation, enrichment and expression of metadata for description, access, preservation and management of this type of collection.

Go to discussion archive.