National Library of Hungary

Organization Type: National Library
Country: Hungary

In April 2017 the National Széchényi Library started a web archiving pilot project as a part of its comprehensive IT infrastructure development programme.  The technological background is provided by the government informatics agency: KIFÜ. The aim of the research and development activities in the pilot project is the establishment of a prospective Hungarian Internet Archive.

  • A technological infrastructure must be ready for collecting, harvesting, preserving a large amount of data from the Hungarian segment of the web.
  • A service framework must be managed by this infrastructure to make the preserved resources available in accordance to the legal rules and regulations.
  • Relevant documentation must be made to establish a web archiving workflow.
  • Experts must be trained to grant web archiving skills in the Hungarian GLAM sector (galleries, archives, libraries, museums).

In the pilot phase, some hundred cultural and scientific websites are being selected (e.g. homepages of libraries, archives, museums, universities, research institutes, e-journals and blogs). The owners of these websites are being notified to ask permission for the harvesting and archiving of their webpages and to grant public access to these contents through a demo service.

We would like to get in touch with any kind of experts who are interested in this project. Our contact e-mail address is: mia@mek.oszk.hu. Temporary homepage: http://mekosztaly.oszk.hu/mia