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University of Michigan
BHL Web Archives: Methodology for the Acquisition of Content
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Contextualization of Content
After the configuration of crawl settings, archivists supply each website with a
description, metadata, and tags to help contextualize the preserved content and
facilitate access.
WAS provides a ‘Site Description’ field so that archivists may contextualize
preserved websites with an overview of the creator and/or subject matter (see
Figure 4).
Figure 4
To ensure accurate descriptions, archivists often use text supplied by the websites
in an “About Us” or “More Information” section, if it is available. Patrons have ready
access to this information from each page in the web archives under the “Show
Details” tab (see Figure 5).
Figure 5
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