The Swiss National Library (NL) has set for itself the objective to establish a collection of websites of patrimonial importance and by doing so will be able to build a long-term repository to preserve and guarantee future access to this significant source of Swiss culture. This collection called Web Archive Switzerland is selective in its approach and can by no means aim for exhaustiveness. The websites are stored in the long-term digital archive of the NL.
The Web Archive Switzerland collection is being built up in partnership with the Swiss cantonal libraries and other interested institutions. The identification of websites and their preliminary indexing is carried out by the partner institutions. The NL is responsible for collecting the selected websites, listing them in Helveticat, archiving them and making them available.
The website submission form is intended for partner institutions wishing to register websites with the NL for the Web Archive Switzerland collection.
Background document, information sheets and glossary
The background document describes the origin, the process, the content and the objectives as well as the steps taken to build the Web Archive Switzerland. The information sheets “Sammeln”, “Erschliessen”, “Archivieren”, and “Bereitstellen” contain the guidelines, recommendations and information concerning the single domains.
Interactive collage of websites: a deep dive into Web Archive Switzerland
Information about importing data
After submitting the website using the online form and once the snapshot has been successfully archived, a bibliographic record will be generated in Helveticat.
The following documents list the MARC21 fields that appear in the bibliographic records for websites in Helveticat
1. Content taken from the submission web form (first version)
2. Content added automatically (first version)
3. Content that has been adapted over time
More on this topic
Here you will find answers to questions about collecting, archiving and making websites available in the Web Archive Switzerland.
Last modification 02.08.2022