Monday, 28 April 2014

Permanent archive of Blogging Pompeii posts - any objections?

I have received the following email from the Bavarian State Library, which wishes to create a permanent archive of Blogging Pompeii posts. Please could contributors let me know if they have any objections to this? If I don't hear from anyone in the next week, I will assume that no-one objects and I will grant permission. Thank you! Jo

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Bavarian State Library (BSB) as one of the largest research libraries in Europe administers in cooperation with the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre a digital long-term archive, in which also websites are permanently stored. Because of the scientific relevance the BSB would like to add copies of your Internet offer ( to its digital long-term archive at regular intervals. Archival copies will be permanently stored, indexed in the catalogue, and made available for open access. Further long-term preservation measures will be carried out if necessary (as for example format migration into newer formats). This long-term archiving is free of costs and effort for you.

The archival copy is not meant to replace or compete with your original Internet offer. Next to archiving the BSB will still refer to your current website via the subject gateway.

For more information, please visit our German/English website:, where you can also find a list of FAQs: Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Yours faithfully,
Bavarian State Library

Long-term Preservation at the Bavarian State Library

Virtual Subject Gateway Classical Studies - Propylaeum


Francesca Tronchin said...

I don't see any reason to object. But that's just me.

Hilary Cool said...

I think this is an excellent idea. Go for it.

Eric Poehler said...

no objections from me. -EP

Unknown said...

no objections!

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