Archiving Web-Published Materials: A Needs Assessment of Librarians, Researchers, and Content Providers Metadata

Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.

Title

  • Main Title Archiving Web-Published Materials: A Needs Assessment of Librarians, Researchers, and Content Providers

Creator

  • Author: Murray, Kathleen R.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Hsieh, Inga K.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Publisher

  • Name: Elvesier Science Ltd.
    Place of Publication: [New York, New York]

Date

  • Creation: 2008

Language

  • English

Description

  • Physical Description: 43 p.
  • Content Description: Article discussing archiving web-published materials and a needs assessment of librarians, researchers, and content providers.

Subject

  • Keyword: web archives
  • Keyword: web collections
  • Keyword: need assessments

Source

  • Journal: Government Information Quarterly, 2008. New York: Elsevier Science Ltd., pp. 66-89

Citation

  • Publication Title: Government Information Quarterly
  • Volume: 25
  • Page Start: 66
  • Page End: 89
  • Pages: 43
  • Peer Reviewed: True

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Elsevier, Inc.
  • Rights License: copyright

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc29322

Degree

  • Academic Department: Libraries

Note

  • Display Note: Reprinted from Government Information Quarterly, 25, Kathleen Murray, Inga K. Hsieh, 66-89, 2008, with permission from Elsevier.
  • Display Note: Abstract: The Web-at-Risk project is a digital preservation project funded by the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. The project is developing a web archiving service to enable curators to build, store, and manage archived collections of web-published materials captured largely from US federal and state government agency web sites. In 2005 the project‟s 22 curators, as well as librarians and archivists working primarily in academic libraries (N=43), university researchers (N=7), and content providers (N=7) participated in a study to identify their needs in relation to web archiving. This paper summarizes the issues and challenges these groups face and discusses the need for collaborations among libraries and government entities for preserving web-published materials.