British Library to archive the nation’s ‘digital memory’

British Library to archive the nation’s ‘digital memory’ by capturing billions of web pages – but it’s already taken ten years and they haven’t started yet 

  • New regulations mean library will document current events – as told online
  • Original legislation in 2003 allowed storing of data but permission was required from copyright holders which has now been overturned
  • Material around 7/7 bombings and 2008 financial crisis has already gone
  • Library says we would lose a piece of the 21st century jigsaw puzzle if not

Source: Daily Mail

See Also: British Library adds billions of webpages and tweets to archive

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