100 websites: Capturing the digital universe

“Websites  don’t last forever. Formats change, whole sites disappear and, once lost,  digital content is irretrievable. But from  the 6 April 2013, this will change as the British Library, the National Library  of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge  University Library and Trinity College Dublin, gain powers to archive the entire  UK  web, along with e-journals, e-books and other formats.”

See the You Tube video at:

http://youtu.be/7ItIXUjYsIY

Curators and other experts  have chosen the top 100 websites that they believe will make essential viewing for future researchers at:   http://www.bl.uk/100websites/top100.html  These include Twitter and Facebook and there are some unusual ones such as: Argos,  Moonpig and the Dracula Society.

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