Selected for UK Web Archive project
My Brighton and Hove Website is delighted to announce that they have been specially selected for inclusion in the UK Web Archive project run by The British Library. Now we are sure that My Brighton and Hove will be preserved online for posterity and will continue to be accessed and enjoyed by future generations.
There are millions of UK websites. They are constantly changing and even disappearing. Often they contain information that is only available online. Responding to the challenge of a potential “digital black hole” the British Library’s UK Web Archive is there to safeguard as many of these websites as practical. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and give permanent access to key UK websites for future generations.
The British Library has selected websites that publish research, that reflect the diversity of lives, interests and activities throughout the UK, and demonstrate web innovation. These websites are then, with the agreement of their owners, captured and stored on the British Library site. Because websites are revisited and snapshots (“instances”) are taken at regular intervals, readers can see how a website evolves over time.
You can read more about the British Library’s UK Web Archive project here
You can see My Brighton and Hove’s entry page here
If you want any more information about My Brighton and Hove, and especially if you would like to find out how you can contribute to this award winning website, please email the editor, Jennifer Drury on email@example.com