The Documentalist

JISC-PoWR: A Resource for Digital Preservation

Posted in Archiving Solutions by Sarah on October 9, 2009
image courtesy of http://jiscpowr.jiscinvolve.org/handbook/

image courtesy of JISC-PoWR

The Joint Information Systems Committee, or JISC, is an organization in the UK dedicated to exploring the ways in which ICT (information and communication technologies) can support higher education and research.  According to their Web site, they sponsor or fund more than 200 projects related to innovative uses of ICT,  one of which is a focus on archiving the internet, social media, Web 2.0 and digital materials in general.  To this end, they have written a 104 page handbook on web archiving and support a blog, called JISC-PoWR, dedicated to all things digital archiving.  There are a number of informative posts and resources available at the site, including discussions of how to harvest and archive Twitter tweets, blogs, fragile Web pages, and the like.

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