Title:  Archiving the Web: How to Support Research of Future Heritage?

In collaboration with the National Library of the Netherlands we would like to invite you to the CATCH Meeting organized by the CATCH project team WebART ( to be held on Friday 19 April 2013. This meeting starts at 12.00 and is open to any interested party. The location is the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), The Hague (


The web has become the central medium of our time — all our traditional media have become digital and even our own lives are increasingly taking place ‘on the web’.  Preservation and archiving practices haven’t kept pace, resulting in our future heritage being  lost to posterity, rapidly and indefinitely.  Web Archives constantly struggle with challenges of preserving an ephemeral medium, and have to make crucial decisions on selection policies, storage constrains, and the desired frequency of crawling and harvesting.  The evolution of Web-based technologies and services — such as dynamic content, social media, RSS feeds, Tweets, Mobile Applications and API’s — creates new challenges. Also the demands of researchers using the web archive evolve rapidly, requiring novel access tools for exploring the existing archived Web strata, or new types of data that are currently not preserved by Web archives.

What is the best way forward to make both ends meet?

Please forward this announcement to any interested parties!! There is no registration fee. More information on the programme and how to register will follow soon in the invitation. For more information please contact the CATCH secretariat.


CATCH secretariat

NWO – Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research – Division Physical Sciences


With kind regards,

The CATCH team