Web Archive Switzerland: 2007 Conference

Long-term availability of digital publications in Swiss patrimonial libraries: Web Archive Switzerland

Conference held on October 30th, 2007 at the Swiss National Library, in Bern

In order to promote collaboration between the Swiss National Library (NL) and cantonal libraries, a first conference was organised on November 19th, 2003 with directors of cantonal libraries around the theme «Long-term availability of digital publications in Swiss patrimonial libraries – rising to the challenge together». At a second conference held on November 10th, 2004, with directors of cantonal libraries, a theoretical model of collaboration between the NL and cantonal libraries was proposed.

In the aftermath of this conference, a pilot group made up of representatives from cantonal libraries and the NL was set up. The mission of the group was to examine the applicability of these proposals and present its findings at the subsequent conference in 2006.

At the third conference that was held on February 22nd, 2006, the pilot group presented its collaboration model in which cantonal libraries would have the responsibilities to identify, submit and register web sites while the NL would be responsible for the harvesting, cataloguing, archiving and making these web sites available.

The results of the test phase and a general overview of the model were presented at the 2007 conference. A proposal for an agreement and cost scheme were also discussed.

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