The Curious Case of Archiving .eu

Helen Hockx-Yu, Ditte Laursen, Daniel Gomes

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review


Despite being one of the largest top-level domains in Europe and the 6th most popular, a comprehensive web archive for .eu does not exist. The main reason is that no organisation has formal, ongoing responsibility of whole-domain archiving for .eu. This chapter presents an overview of web archiving activities related to .eu, including the only known comprehensive effort to date that dedicated to archiving the entire .eu domain. We also discuss and propose a number of options towards sustainable, long-term archiving arrangements for .eu. Direct funding and involvement from the European Commission, supporting a web archiving operation on an ongoing basis, is considered the most effective and desirable way forward.
TitelThe historical web and Digital Humanities : The case of national web domains
RedaktørerNiels Brügger, Ditte Laursen
Udgivelses stedNew York/Abingdon
KapitelPart One
StatusUdgivet - 2019


Hockx-Yu, H., Laursen, D., & Gomes, D. (2019). The Curious Case of Archiving .eu. I N. Brügger, & D. Laursen (red.), The historical web and Digital Humanities: The case of national web domains (s. 6472). [4] Routledge.