BlogForever papers at iPRES2013

August 22, 2013 in Blog, News

ipres_green_logoTwo full papers and a poster stemming from the BlogForever project will be presented at the 10th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES’2013) which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, during 2-6 September 2013.

Interoperability of web archives and digital libraries: A Delphi study

Hendrik Kalb, Paraskevi Lazaridou, Ed Pinsent and Matthias Trier

The interoperability of web archives and digital libraries is crucial to avoid silos of preserved data and content. While various researches focus on specific facets of the challenge to interoperate, there is a lack of empirical work about the overall situation of actual challenges. We conduct a Delphi study to survey and reveal the insights of experts in the field. Results of our study are presented in this paper to enhance further research and development efforts for interoperability.

CLEAR: a credible method to evaluate website archivability

Vangelis Banos, Yunhyong Kim, Seamus Ross and Yannis Manolopoulos

Web archiving is crucial to ensure that cultural, scientific and social heritage on the web remains accessible and usable over time. A key aspect of the web archiving process is optimal data extraction from target websites. This procedure is difficult for such reasons as, website complexity, plethora of underlying technologies and ultimately the open-ended nature of the web. The purpose of this work is to establish the notion of Website Archivability (WA) and to introduce the Credible Live Evaluation of Archive Readiness (CLEAR) method to measure WA for any website. Website Archivability captures the core aspects of a website crucial in diagnosing whether it has the potentiality to be archived with completeness and accuracy. An appreciation of the archivability of a web site should provide archivists with a valuable tool when assessing the possibilities of archiving material and influence web design professionals to consider the
implications of their design decisions on the likelihood could be archived. A prototype application,, has been established to demonstrate the viabiity of the proposed method for assessing Website Archivability.

Diverse approaches to blog preservation: a comparative study

Richard M. Davis, Edward Pinsent, Silvia Arango-Docio

This poster presents highlights of a comparative study of three distinct approaches to preserving the content of blogs, to consider the relative benefits of each approach in meeting the requirements for blog preservation, in different contexts. Assessment criteria are drawn from key publications and frameworks on digital preservation as well practical considerations derived from the authors’ experience as users and designers of digital archiving tools and systems.