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  • Statistics and Quality Indicators for Web Archiving

    Past Project

    As a growing number of heritage and research institutions are involved in web archiving, a worldwide demand emerged for guidelines on the management and evaluation of Web archiving activities and products. Therefore, in 2009, the ISO Technical Committee 46 (Information and Documentation) decided to set up a working group on "Statistics and Quality Indicators for Web Archiving".

    The group has delivered a Draft Technical Report (PDF) in 2013. Note: While this Technical Report provides an overview of the current status of Web archiving, its focus is on the definition and use of Web archive statistics and quality indicators. The production of some statistics relies on the use of harvesting, indexing or browsing software, and a different choice of software may lead to variance in the results. The Report however does not endorse nor recommend any software in particular. It provides a set of indicators to help assess the performance and quality of Web archives in general.

    The project is finished and the technical report has been published; you can refer to it on the ISO website.