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British Library to store billions of U.K. web pages and tweets

British Library to store billions of U.K. web pages and tweets | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The BBC reports that the British Library, National Libraries of Scotland and Wales, Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge’s University Library and the Library of Trinity College in Dublin will be cataloging billions of web pages created in the U.K. A total of 4.8 million websites will be included, covering everything from academic journals to Stephen Hawking’s official website.

 

The British Library has been given the right to archive the digital world. Following new regulations coming into force on Saturday, six major libraries will be able to collect, preserve and provide long term access to internet based information, including blogs, e-books and even the entire UK web domain. An estimated 1bn pages a year will be available to researchers through the new archive.

 

During the process, the British Library launched a survey of the top 100 U.K. sites that should be preserved right away.  Sites collected as part of the project will all be available publicly on computers in the libraries.

 

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Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

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ALA applauds Internet blackout in opposition to PIPA, SOPA

ALA applauds Internet blackout in opposition to PIPA, SOPA | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
The American Library Association (ALA) applauds the numerous websites that have taken to the Internet to protest two Congressional bills – PIPA and SOPA – in a very public way.
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