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  • How to fit in? Integrate a web archiving program in your organization

    Past Project

    Project Leaders: BnF

    Approved: October 2011

    A face to face in-house workshop at the BnF

    Framework: Education and Training / IIPC Member Staff Exchange

    Benefits for IIPC:
    Exchanging knowledge; helping managers and curators to promote and organize Web archiving in their own institution.

    Location: BnF, Paris, France, November or December 2012

    Number of days: 4 full days (Monday –Thursday)

    Number of participants: 12 max.

    Scope / Profile of participants:
    This workshop is intended for web archiving project managers, along with curators or engineers who also take part in organizational decision making and team coordination.   It is primarily designed for beginners in web archiving who want to find ways to implement web archiving in their internal organization and for colleagues who already have a first experience but now wish to move to a further step of implementation and therefore need to explore new organization schemes.

    This workshop is of special interest to staff of National Libraries but can be useful to colleagues working in other types of institutions as well.

    The main working language of this workshop will be English (spoken with a variety of foreign accents). Other European languages (esp. French and German) are also spoken by the BnF team and could therefore be used as well during the workshop discussions as needed, depending on participants’ native languages.

    The workshop itself
    Curriculum material
    Best practice report to be published on IIPC website

    The workshop will be evaluated by attendees during the wrap-up session and afterwards.
    Best practices report will be evaluated by PO and EduCom members.


    The workshop took place November 26-30, 2012 at the BnF in Paris, France.

    How to fit in? Integrating a web archiving program in your organization

    This IIPC-sponsored workshop was held at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris from 26th to 30th November 2012. The aim was to investigate the challenges and methods involved in implementing web archiving in all mainstream activities of a heritage institution: general institution strategy, acquisition practices, IT operations, preservation, access. It was primarily designed for institutions starting out in web archiving, but also for those who already have a first experience but looking to explore new organization schemes. Based mainly on the experience at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, different speakers from the BnF presented different aspects of this organization. To provide a contrasting point of view from another national library the British Library was invited to give a presentation, while Internet Memory Foundation and the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel presented other approaches to web archiving.

    The report contains lessons learned and an evaluation of the workshop. Also available are the support materials used during the workshop: the slides from the different presentations, an article on the BnF web archiving workflow and a bibliography on digital legal deposit at the BnF.