International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)

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The National Library of New Zealand is a member of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) (external link) , which includes many national libraries, universities and other institutions around the world those are committed to preserving the web history and making it available for research.

IIPC General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference, Wellington 2018

November 12-15, 2018

The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa is proud to be hosting the International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly (GA) and Web Archiving Conference (WAC) in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand in 2018.

In 2018 the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) will celebrate 15 years as the premier international body fostering the development of web archiving tools, standards, practice and research. For the first time in a decade, the IIPC’s annual web archiving conference will come to Australasia, providing a rare opportunity for web curators, librarians, archivists, historians, humanists, researchers, developers, computer scientists and others interested in the preservation of world’s web heritage to come together at this international forum in the southern hemisphere.

The General Assembly will be held on 12 November 2018, followed by the Web Archiving Conference on November 13-15. For more information please visit (external link)

IIPC for improving the tools, standards and best practices of web archiving

"The IIPC is a member ship organization dedicated to improving the tools, standards and best practices of web archiving while promoting international collaboration and the broad access and use of web archives for research and cultural heritage. Web archiving is the process of gathering up data that has been published on the World Wide Web, storing it, ensuring the data is preserved in an archive, and making the collected data available for future research. The WARC archival standard, the Heritrix crawler, and the WARC analytic tools are all products of IIPC working groups and projects and initiatives, and they make up the standard tools for archival web capture around the world." - IIPC website


Our involvement

The National Library of New Zealand as a member of IIPC plays an active role in the Preservation Working Group (PWG) (external link) . The focus of the group is on policy, practices and resources in support of preserving the content and accessibility of web archives.

The National Library has been involved in many of the IIPC projects over the years. The Web Curator Tool (WCT), a tool for acquiring web material is run as an IIPC based project.


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