University Library in Bratislava

Organization Type: University/Research Library
Country: Slovakia

Digitálne pramene – archív slovenského webu a e-Born publikácií (Digital Resources – Slovak Web- and E-Born Archive)

Start date: 2015
Archive interface language: Slovak
Access methods: URL search, Subject browsing (Conspectus categories), full text search (E-Born Archive)
Harvesting methods: National Domain, Selective, Thematic

In 2015 the University Library in Bratislava (ULB) carried into operation a platform for web- and e-Born archiving (during the implementation of the national project „Digital Resources“, that was supported by the European Regional Development Fund). The Digital Archiving Platform (DAP) is a scalable system for controlled harvesting and archiving of native digital resources. Websites as well as any other e-Born documents are considered as autonomous cultural objects, separately handled according adopted acquisition policy. The DAP application relies on approved web archiving tools and methods (Heritrix, OpenWayback), includes public portal, internal curator portal, LTP packaging and export, statistics and catalogue modules inclusive some basic web services.

Since 2015 ULB has performed three full-domain harvests (harvesting of the national.sk domain), multiple selective crawls and thematic crawls (topic centred and event devoted campaigns).

Due to the copyright restrictions only limited number of archived websites is publicly available. The access to all archived resources is available locally in the University Library in Bratislava.