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Hot Spot: Internet archived

The monthly Hot Spot at UBAweb is entering its sixth year this month. The sixty hot spots which were selected in the years 1997-2001 are still accessible at our own website.

Archiving websites was begun in 1996 by The Internet Archive. A simple search based on the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of a website enables us to follow the history of that website, for example of UBAweb itself.

In the Netherlands there are also some organizations active in this field. The Koninklijke Bibliotheek is working on the Depot of Dutch Electronic Publications, in Occasio messages of newsgroups in the field of social history are archived by the International Institute of Social History, and recently the Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Politieke Partijen (Documentation Centre of Dutch Political Parties) has made a start on archiving the websites of Dutch political parties.


Last modified: 2 January 2002
Editor: Bert Zeeman
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