The Web-at-Risk:
A Distributed Approach to Preserving our Nation's Political Cultural Heritage
Content Identification, Selection, and Acquisition Path

NDIIPP Information:

The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) at the Library of Congress is a program initiated and funded by the US Congress in 2000.

Web at Risk Project Information:

The Web-at-Risk project is one of eight digital preservation projects funded in 2004 by the Library of Congress to carry out the goal of establishing a national network of partners committed to the digital preservation of cultural heritage materials. Each of the projects represents a collaborative effort to preserve for future generations born-digital or digitized cultural heritage materials and collections.

The Web-at-Risk project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas, and New York University. The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build collections of web-published materials. The content will be collected largely from US federal and state government agencies, but will also include political policy documents, campaign literature, and information surrounding political movements. The project work will be conducted along four paths of overlapping activities.

  1. Assessment
  2. Development
  3. Experimental
  4. Partnership Building

The Assessment path will conduct needs assessment activities and produce tools and guidelines to assist curators and other information professionals in the development of web archives.