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The Digital Projects Unit’s recent research related to web archiving.
Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving, 2014
Classification of the End-of-Term Archive: Extending Collection Development to Web Archives (eotcd), 2010-2012
In this project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), UNT partnered with the Internet Archive to investigate innovative solutions allowing libraries to better characterize, identify, and select archived Web materials in accordance with their collection development policies. The project used the SuDocs system to classify the materials in the 2008–2009 End-of-Term (EOT) Archive, collected by UNT and its partners, which represents the entirety of the federal government’s public Web presence immediately before and after the 2009 change in presidential administrations. The project also identified metrics to translate measurable units for selected materials in Web archives to units more familiar to libraries and more recognizable by university administrators. For more information, see the eotcd final report and archived web site.
The Web-at-Risk, 2004-2007
Funded by the National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP) at the Library of Congress, this project was a collaborative effort of the California Digital Library, UNT, and New York University to develop tools to enable curators to build collections of web-published materials. The project produced the Web Archiving Service as well as significant research in needs assessment. Many of the reports produced by the project are available in the UNT Digital Library.