Preserving Access to Government Websites: Development and Practice in the CyberCemetery

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This paper discusses the development and practice in the CyberCemetery. In the late 1990's, online U.S. government information was appearing and disappearing at a rapid pace. In 1999, the University of North Texas Libraries (UNT) formed a partnership with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) to address this issue by archiving electronic government websites. This archive, known as the CyberCemetery, provides permanent public access to the websites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This partnership between UNT and GPO has expanded to include the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This paper covers the CyberCemetery's development and the process of identifying, capturing, and publishing content in the archive.

Creator(s): Hoffman, Starr
Creation Date: May 26, 2008
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Hoffman, Starr

University of North Texas

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  • Creation: May 26, 2008
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This paper discusses the development and practice in the CyberCemetery. In the late 1990's, online U.S. government information was appearing and disappearing at a rapid pace. In 1999, the University of North Texas Libraries (UNT) formed a partnership with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) to address this issue by archiving electronic government websites. This archive, known as the CyberCemetery, provides permanent public access to the websites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This partnership between UNT and GPO has expanded to include the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This paper covers the CyberCemetery's development and the process of identifying, capturing, and publishing content in the archive.

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Department: Libraries
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7 p.

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Keyword(s): preservation | government documents | U.S. Government Printing Office | National Archives and Records Administration
Source: World Library and Information Congress: Seventy-Fourth IFLA General Conference and Council, 2008, Quebec, Canada
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