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Blogs as a Means of Preservation Selection for the World Wide Web

by Gouge, Marianne K.

Abstract (Summary)
Currently, there is not a very strong system of selection in place when looking at the Web as a whole. This study is an examination of the blogging community for the possibility of utilizing the decentralized and distributed nature of link selection that takes place within the community as a means of preservation selection. The purpose of this study is to compare the blog aggregators, Daypop, Blogdex, and BlogPulse, for their ability to collect content which is of archival quality. This study analyzes the content selected by the aggregators to determine if any content which is linked most frequently for a given day is of archival quality. Archival quality is determined by comparing the content from the aggregator lists to criteria assembled for the study from a variety of archival policies and principles.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Jeffery Pomerantz

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:world wide web site weblog preservation of library materials electronic data archives conservation and restoration archival material computer files

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Date of Publication:07/20/2004

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