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UKWAC - Building the UK's First Public Web Archive (24 Jan 2006)
Web archiving is not an exact science. At the present time it remains somewhat a dark art. Despite the difficulties, the UKWAC project has been an important project for digital curation and for digital preservation in the UK. It has shown that selective web archiving can be done in the UK through using a consortium. It has highlighted the fragility of web-based materials whilst offering a practicable and workable solution to address the issue of their preservation.

The project also has served to develop and increase the skills base within key UK institutions and has highlighted issues and complexities of web archiving. It has further served to illustrate those issues to key decision makers in all Partner agencies. The archive is publicly available, continues to grow and is widely recognised both in the UK and overseas for its achievements and value.
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