[LINK] FW: FW: Australia's online history 'facing extinction'

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Fri May 8 07:06:37 AEST 2009

I'm stepping into this thread late, so I may have the wrong end of the  
stick, but on these two points...

On 08/05/2009, at 12:47 AM, Michael Still wrote:
> - selecting just .au domains removes a large amount of Australian
> content. .au is a pain to register in, so many Australia sites  
> use .com
> et al. Additionally, the fashion for vanity domains like nine.tv  
> reduces
> the utility of this filtering techinque further.
> - selecting by hosting fails for similar reasons. Many Australia sites
> are hosted overseas for financial reasons.

... my own website at http://stilgherrian.com is neither a .au domain  
nor hosted in Australia, but IS being archived in PANDORA, with a  
snapshot taken each January for the last couple or years.

But, chucking in another issue, there's things "in" my website which I  
consider to b part of "my" content but which are embedded from other  
seeming-unrelated domains such as video content at Viddler and Ustream  
and JavaScript-driven recording of liveblogs at CoveritLive. How can /  
does / should an archive handle this?


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