By Nicola Bingham, Lead Curator Web Archiving, British Library and Co-Chair of the Content Development Working Group
During 2019, the Content Development Group (CDG) will continue to work on several established collections:
- International Cooperation Organizations, consisting of all known active websites in the .int top-level domain (available only to organizations created by treaties).
- National Olympic and Paralympic Committees, consisting of websites of the National committees and associations.
- Online News Around the World. This collection of seeds was crawled in October 2018 to document a selection of online news from as many countries as possible in the world. We will repeat the crawl in week 46 of 2019 (November).
New for 2019, the CDG is undertaking a Climate Change Collection, led by Kees Teszelszky of the National Library of the Netherlands. The first crawl will take place before the General Assembly & the Web Archiving Conference in June, with a final crawl shortly after the next UN Climate summit in September. This collection has sparked a lot of interest on the CDG mailing list and many curators have expressed an interest in contributing.
We are also planning an Artificial Intelligence Collection, led by Tiiu Daniel of the National Library of Estonia, Liisi Esse of Stanford University Libraries and Rashi Joshi of Library of Congress. The details are still to be firmed up.
We are planning to crawl one of our collections, or a subset of a collection, in order that it can be used by researchers.