Talk: The National Library of Ireland’s Web Archive: preserving Ireland's online life for tomorrow.

Date: Monday 21 September, 11am

Speaker: Maria Ryan, Web Archivist, NLI

In 2011 the National Library of Ireland began selectively archiving and preserving the Irish web. Since then over two thousand websites have been archived and many of these sites which are now saved in the NLI Web Archive no longer exist on the live web. Web archiving allows us to preserve the online life of Ireland and make it accessible to researchers both now and in the future.

This talk will examine what web archiving is and how the NLI preserves themes and events such as arts, literature, elections, referendums and Covid-19.

The talk is part of the Engaging with Web Archives (EWA20) conference organised by Maynooth University. Attendance is free but booking is essential as places are limited. To register and for more information see

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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