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.
|The historical web and Digital Humanities : The case of national web domains
|Niels Brügger, Ditte Laursen
|Udgivet - 2019