Scientific symposium marking the 10th anniversary of the Croatian Web Archive
The National and University Library in Zagreb early recognised the collecting and preservation of web content as an essential part of its activity. Such content rightfully belongs to Croatian national heritage and represents a valuable contribution to the overall national collection, in terms of both science and culture. The Croatian Web Archive (HAW), focusing on this particular Library’s activity, began to operate in 2004 in cooperation with the Croatian University Computing Centre (SRCE) and soon made its constantly growing collection of archived web content freely accessible on its web pages.
Marking ten years of web archiving in Croatia, the National and University Library in Zagreb is preparing a special Scientific Symposium, which the Library will host on 26 September 2014. The objective of this Symposium is the promotion of national and cultural heritage, an increase in the use of archived scientific and cultural heritage in scientific and social research, and the raising of public awareness of the importance of web archiving.
The programme of the Symposium will present web archiving practice in Croatia, as well as the methods of collecting, processing and preserving web content in Croatia and the world. It will include the lectures and presentations of prominent experts and professors specialising in digital resources. The themes of the Symposium will be focusing on various aspects of the activity of the Croatian Web Archive, the Web as a resource in scientific research and the future development of the Web and possibilities for its archiving.
Everyone interested in participating in the Symposium may register online until 23 September 2014. The programme of the Symposium will consist of invited presentations and registered poster presentations, which may be submitted online not later than 5 September 2014. The authors of the submitted poster presentations will be notified about the selected presentations until 10 September 2014.
Participation fee is HRK 100,00 + VAT and it includes full participation, symposium materials and refreshments during breaks.