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ILAB Website – Archived by the Bavarian State Library (BSB)

Open your browser, click on the OPAC catalogue of the Bavarian State Library (BSB) and search for: ILAB. The Bavarian State Library (BSB) as one of the largest research libraries in Europe administers a digital long-term archive in cooperation with the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre. This archive also stores websites of scientific relevance. Updates of the selected websites are added every six months, so users of the library will be able to see how the internet offers have changed, which content has been added over the years – and most of all: they will have the opportunity to get to know of the articles published in the internet which might otherwise be lost. The archive launched by the Bavarian State Library shows that websites and their content can be of permanent worth and become a part of scientific research. All archival copies will be permanently stored, indexed in the catalogue, and made available for open access. Further long-term preservation measures will be carried out if necessary, including, for example, format migration into newer formats.

Published on 19 March 2014

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Open your browser, click on the OPAC catalogue of the Bavarian State Library (BSB) and search for: ILAB.

"Digital knowledge and cultural heritage can thus be preserved for the future." The Bavarian State Library (BSB) as one of the largest research libraries in Europe administers a digital long-term archive in cooperation with the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre. This archive also stores websites of scientific relevance. Updates of the selected websites are added every six months, so users of the library will be able to see how the internet offers have changed, which content has been added over the years – and most of all: they will have the opportunity to get to know of the articles published in the internet which might otherwise be lost. The archive launched by the Bavarian State Library shows that websites and their content can be of permanent worth and become a part of scientific research. All archival copies will be permanently stored, indexed in the catalogue, and made available for open access. Further long-term preservation measures will be carried out if necessary, including, for example, format migration into newer formats.

Now the ILAB website has been added to the digital long-term archive of the Bavarian State Library. The first version to be archived was saved on January 27th, 2014. Another update will be archived in summer 2014. The ILAB website with over a thousand articles and interviews on every imaginable book-related theme, a video archive with antiquarian booksellers’ interviews and numerous announcements of fairs, auctions, exhibitions, lectures and conferences has become a virtual part of the Bavarian State Library, side by side with millions of real books, manuscripts and pamphlets from all centuries.

The archival copy of the ILAB website now available via the OPAC catalogue is not meant to replace or compete the original ILAB website, which will further on be updated day by day. Click here to browse the original – or click here and go to “Online lesen” to see the state of the art archived by the Bavarian State Library on January 27th, 2014.

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