British Library to archive UK web content

Researchers aim to keep a record of every web page ever created, the goal being to avoid a historical "black hole".

    The British Library is attempting to keep a record of every web page ever created in the UK.

    Researchers are preparing for a mammoth task as they begin to trawl through material on one billion web pages from almost five million websites, including public Twitter and Facebook entries.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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