Metadata for archived websites

« That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Dawn Hale of Johns Hopkins University. For some years now, archives and libraries have been archiving web resources of scholarly or institutional interest to ensure their continuing access and long-term survival. Some websites are ephemeral or intentionally temporary, such as those created for a specific event. Institutions would like to archive and preserve the content of their websites as part of their historical record. A large majority of web content is harvested by web crawlers, but the metadata generated by harvesting alone is considered insufficient to support discovery. (…) »