The UK Government Web Archive (UKGWA) is part of The National Archives of the United Kingdom. The National Archives collects records from all UK government departments and bodies creating records defined as Public Records under the British Public Records Act. This includes on-line records. These are captured, preserved, and kept accessible by the UKGWA, in conjunction with an external service provider. Initially, and until July 2017, this was the Internet Memory Foundation. The current provider is MirrorWeb. The UKGWA is one of the web archiving initiatives holding the largest amount of material fully open to the public: the majority of UK public records are Crown Copyright and so are available under the Open Government License. Restrictions to Crown Copyright material mean, however, that, when it comes to social media archiving, the UKGWA can contain only the UK Government's side of the conversation with the public.
1 History 2 Scope 3 References 4 External links
The UKGWA began operation only in the mid 2000s, and the oldest
material in the Archive, which dates back to 1996, has been provided
retrospectively by the Internet Archive. The UKGWA was a founding
member of the
UK Web Archiving Consortium
^ The National Archives (April 2014). Operational Selection Policy
OSP27: UK Government Central Web Estate (PDF). Retrieved 28 November
^ Pullinger, David; Spencer, Amanda; Sheridan, John; Thomas, David
(July 2008). "UK Government Web Continuity: Persisting Access through
Aligning Infrastructures". International Journal of Digital Curation.
UKOLN. 4 (1): 107–124. ISSN 1746-8256.
^ "Archived copy of former
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