E toro atu nei te reo whakamānawa ki a koutou ngā mauhiri, Mai ngā waka, ngā awa, ngā mounga o te Ao, Ki o koutou tupuna e kawea ana, Tēnei au ka mihi. Tomo mai ki roto i ngā tatau o Te Ahumairangi e tuwhera nei ki a koutou katoa. Kuhu mai ki roto i te waka huia e whakaahuru nei i ngā taonga o kui mā, a koro mā. I ngā kaituhituhi o nāianei otira ngā kaihanga mātauranga o ngā rā kei tua. Huakina te whare o Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa e tū atu nei, e mau ana i ngā wāriu, Ngā mahi tuhinga, hei mahi ketuketu, ngā whakaaro rerekē, me kī ngā āria o te motu whānui! Nō reira, Haere mai, aupiki mai, aukake mai! Tēnā rā koutou katoa.
Photo by Mark Beatty / CC BY-NC 3.0 NZ.

The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa is proud to be hosting the International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly (GA) and Web Archiving Conference (WAC) in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand in 2018.

The General Assembly (#iipcGA18) will be held on 12 November 2018, followed by the Web Archiving Conference (#iipcWAC18) on November 13-15.

The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa is a strong member of the international web archiving and digital preservation community. The Library began selecting websites in 1999 and the New Zealand Web Archive has continued to grow with active development since 2005, reflecting New Zealand’s growing online cultural and historical presence. The Library is located in the Parliamentary precinct of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city and hub of arts, culture and tech.

All photos by Mark Beatty / CC BY-NC 3.0 NZ

Keynote speakers

IIPC is honoured to welcome our keynotes for the 2018 Web Archiving conference. Our first keynote speaker is Wendy Seltzer, Strategy Lead and Counsel to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT, improving the Web’s security, availability, and interoperability through

Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta

Keynote speakers

Our keynote speaker from New Zealand is Dr Rachael Ka’ai-Mahuta, a Senior Researcher in Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute and Associate Director of the International Centre for Language Revitalisation at the Auckland University of Technology. Dr Rachael Ka‘ai-Mahuta is

Plenary talks

Wednesday, 14 November 9:45-10:30 Concrete Steps for the Long-Term Preservation of Digital Information ABSTRACT: It is becoming more widely understood that bits are not impervious to degradation and loss. If we are to develop methods to cope with this fact,


The conference programme comprises over 55 papers, keynotes, plenary talks, panels, posters with accompanying lightning talks, workshops and tutorials. Sessions include: new crawling approaches, institutional program histories, archiving communities and dissent, national collaboration, thematic collecting initiatives, operational workflows, text mining and legal considerations. Please see

Workshops & tutorials

There are a number of workshops and tutorials in the conference programme this year, including a full day post-conference workshop on Friday November 16. As spaces are limited for some of these sessions, please sign up during your registration process

New workshop added

A late-breaking addition to our fabulous line-up of workshops: “What do researchers want? Crowdsourcing requirements for discovery and access.” Join us the day after the main conference to brainstorm how we can make our Web archive collections as usable as

Thanks to our sponsors

The IIPC Web Archiving Conference is a fabulous opportunity to showcase your products and services to an international community of Internet preservation practitioners and to participate in the conversation. Visit our Sponsorship page for more details about how your business or organisation can get involved.

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