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Preserving key websites for future generations

National Records of Scotland has announced the launch of its new Web Continuity Service, a new web archive which will preserve key offi cial websites and make them available for future generations

The new service aims to preserve key information on official websites, making that information available in the future, even if the website should change or go offline. The service will archive and make available ‘snapshots’ of the websites of organisations who already deposit records with National Records of Scotland, including the Scottish Government and Scottish Courts.

The service is operated by National Records of Scotland working with a commercial supplier, Internet Memory Research. The service will capture information in the public domain, regularly ‘crawling’ websites after agreement with their owners to ensure the correct handling of any sensitive information, and intellectual property rights.

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About History Scotland

The March/April issue of History Scotland is packed full of history, heritage and archaeology news, opinion, in-depth features and events. Highlights include: * Farming in 19th-century Fife * Mutiny in the East India Company * Medieval fishing rights on the River Forth * Splendours of the Subcontinent - new exhibition * Excerpts from a World War I diary

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