Almost all JISC projects will have a Web site in some shape or form, many in what would be termed Web 1.0 format. The site may be pages on the host institution’s site or may have its own domain name. After a project is completed it is possible that you will want to archive the site in some way.
The JISC Preservation of Web Resources (PoWR) Project looked in detail at the preservation of Web sites. It covered everything from what constitutes a Web resource, how to carry out an audit of what is on your Web site, consideration of the risks and issues peculiar to Web sites, selection approaches, Web archiving requirements, techniques and tools available. The project also collected scenarios and case studies.
The most likely digital preservation approach available is Web archiving. There are many tools out there including Heritrix, HTTrack, Wget and DeepArc. There are also services available that could archive your site for you such as the Internet Archive and the UK Web Archive, more information is given on the external Web archiving services page. As they are free external services there are some issues to consider when using them (such as their commitment to your Web resources and the thoroughness of their capture).
- JISC: PoWR blog
- JISC: PoWR handbook
- JISC: PoWR Guide to Web Preservation (shorter and more user-friendly)
- JISC BGDP: Web Archiving: Tools for Capturing
- UKOLN: Briefing Document: Introduction to Web Resource Preservation
- UKOLN: Briefing Document: Preserving Your Home Page
- UKOLN: Briefing Document: Mothballing Your Web Site
- UKOLN: Briefing Document: Top Ten Tips for Web Site Preservation
- UKOLN: Briefing Document: Web Archiving
- DCC: Web Archiving Tools
- DPC: Web-archiving: managing and archiving online documents and records
- JISC: Archiving JISC Websites