Our web archiving highlights for 2015
Each year State Library of Queensland selects and archives hundreds of websites so they are preserved both now and for future researchers. With the permission of website owners, these are captured by us and made publicly available in PANDORA – Australia’s national web archive. During 2015 we contributed over 1000 Queensland sites to the archive. Here are some of the year’s highlights:
- A number of Queensland websites were contributed to the national ANZAC Centenary collection including the Canon Garland Memorial Society and the World War 1 Pictorial Honour Roll of Queenslanders
- A milestone was achieved when the number of blogs State Library have contributed to PANDORA reached 200. Queensland bloggers are now well represented in the national archive with blogs from all around the state covering a range of issues and interests. This blog collection continues to grow
- Numerous Queensland websites were added to important topical headings including family violence, natural disasters, and a special collection devoted to the Great Barrier Reef
- Being a state election year, much energy was focused on building the 2015 Queensland State election collection. Over 100 websites were archived including those of election candidates, political parties, interest and lobby groups and Queensland Electoral Commission results.
The web is integral to contemporary life. By capturing Queensland websites we are helping to preserve our digital history, culture and experience. To find out more about our web archiving activities or to suggest a site or blog for archiving, visit our website.
Maxine Fisher – Queensland Digital Content Coordinator, State Library of Queensland