Scientific symposium marking the 10th anniversary of the Croatian Web Archive held

6. 10. 2014.

On Friday 26 September 2014 Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Dunja Seiter-Šverko and Assistant Director for Information and Middleware Infrastructure of the Croatian University Computing Centre (Srce) Miroslav Milinović opened the scientific symposium marking the tenth anniversary of web archiving in Croatia. Welcome speeches were also delivered by the representatives of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and Ministry of Culture. More than one hundred participants heard lectures and presentations by digitisation specialists from the National and University Library in Zagreb, University Computing Centre (Srce), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb, University of Zadar, Slovenian National and University Library, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb, Digital Information Documentation Office of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, as well as poster presentations by the representatives of the Ivan Goran Kovačić City Library in Karlovac and National and University Library in Zagreb. The programme of the symposium focused on various technical aspects of web archiving, as well as on the use of archived web content and its value for generations to come. The symposium was organised in order to highlight the value of new services that the National and University Library in Zagreb provides for its users in the digital environment and thus fulfils its social role, encourage a wider use of archived web content, increase knowledge in the field of web archiving and raise public awareness of the significance of permanently preserving this new type of heritage. The Croatian Web Archive (Hrvatski arhiv weba – HAW), Croatia’s web archiving system, began operating in 2004 in cooperation with the Croatian University Computing Centre (Srce) and makes its constantly growing collection of archived web content freely accessible on its web pages. Source: www.nsk.hr