Austrian On-Line Archive


The amount of information published on the Internet continues to grow at a tremendous rate. Yet, contrary to conventional publications, little of what is published on the World Wide Web is actually preserved in an archive. The need for creating an archive of the information published on the Web, being part of humankind's cultural heritage, is being recognised by national libraries worldwide, and resulted in the creation of numerous projects addressing these issues. The Austrian National Library (OeNB) together with the Department of Software Technology (IFS) at the Technical University of Vienna, thus initiated the AOLA project (Austrian On-Line Archive). The goal of this project is to build an archive of the Austrian Webspace. Documents will be harvested at certain time intervals to produce snapshots of the Austrian Webspace.

Projekt-Beschreibung (auf Deutsch)

Hier finden Sie eine Beschreibung des AOLA-Projektes auf Deutsch.


If you have questions or want to provide feedback on any aspect of the AOLA project, please send an e-mail to Andreas Rauber ( or Andreas Aschenbrenner (


The Archive

As yet the Archive is not publicly accessible. An impression of its functionality can be conveyed, however, by the various versions of the AOLA-homepage.