The University of Manitoba Libraries (UML) is currently engaged in a Web Archiving project to target, capture and preserve important web-based content that only exists online or is at risk of being deleted.
University of Manitoba Web Archive
Manitoba Provincial Election 2016
Why should we archive Websites?
Websites are informational resources documenting various events, subjects, and changes in society, and it is often imperative that this information is preserved beyond its fleeting online lifespan. In the past, important information recorded in print and other physical forms would be archived decades after its original creation. In the digital present, however, this information is must be archived as it appears online and at regular intervals.
The UML captures and preserves copies of websites using Archive-It and the Internet Archive.
Is personal information captured in Web archiving?
The UML captures and preserves copies of websites that are already publicly accessible.
Do you archive Websites that are password-protected?
No, the UML cannot and will not password-protected Websites.
What about sites that block Web Crawlers?
The UML respects robot exclusion protocols which restrict the crawling of certain online content.
Copyright remains with the creator of the Website. Copyright is not transferred to the UML.
What types of files are captured through Web archiving?