Web Archiving for Beginners

This training event will introduce the main concepts and technologies used in the web archiving discipline. It is organised by the IIPC and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC). You will hear from experienced web archiving practitioners and have the opportunity to work on practical activities and engage in discussion to support your learning.

Who is the event for?

The training will benefit anyone who is new to web archiving. This may include: practitioners in organisations which do not currently undertake web archiving, recently appointed staff in organisations with an established web archiving programme or colleagues who recently moved into a role which involves some web archiving, students or interns undertaking placements in a related area, managers who wish to gain a basic understanding of how web archiving works and experienced digital preservation professionals who are not familiar with web archiving.

What we will cover:

  • Why do we archive the web?
  • What are web archives?
  • Main concepts & Technologies
  • User groups and needs
  • Main approaches to web archiving


Two half days on 5th and 6th October from 12:00 – 16:00 UTC


Places are strictly limited and should be booked in advance. Registration will close at 12:00 GMT on 28th September and early booking is recommended as we expect this event will be popular.

Registration is free and open to members of the DPC or the IIPC.

Places for IIPC members will be restricted to five places per organisation on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any queries please contact info@dpconline.org


The event is finished.

Hourly Schedule

Day One

12:00 - 12:15
Welcome and Introductions
12:15 - 12:45
Why Do We Archive the Web?
12:45 - 13:20
What Are Web Archives?
13:20 - 13:45
13:45 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:40
Main Concepts and Technologies
15:40 - 16:00
Wrap-Up Day One

Day Two

12:00 - 12:10
12:10 - 12:35
User Groups and User Needs
12:35 - 13:00
Identifying Risks and Benefits
13:00 - 13:45
Risk Exercise
13:45 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:15
Web Archiving Case Studies
15:15 - 16:00
Main Approaches to Web Archiving
Wrap-Up Day Two


06 Oct 2021


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 06 Oct 2021
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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