Digital preservation is an emerging discipline globally and the Library has been a consistent contributor to international developments in both research and practice. The National Library has contributed at a high level to international research endeavours for over a decade now. Particular achievements include:
Here are just some of the groups we are currently working with:
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.
"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
The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa is a strong member of the international web archiving and digital preservation community. The Library began selecting websites in 1999 and the New Zealand Web Archive (external link) has continued to grow with active development since 2005, reflecting New Zealand’s growing online cultural and historical presence. The National Library 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.
The National Library of New Zealand successfully hosted the last International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly (GA) and Web Archiving Conference (WAC) in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand in 2018 (12 -15 November).
The Rosetta User Group provides input to Ex Libris regarding all aspects of Rosetta including: