Department of Software Technology
Vienna University of Technology

The AOLA Austria On-Line Archive Project


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 humankinds cultural heritage, is being recognized by national libraries worldwide, and resulted in the creation of numerous projects addressing these issues. The Austrian National Library (ÖNB) together with the Department of Software Technology (IFS) at the Technical University of Vienna, thus initiated the AOLA project. 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 auf the Austrian Webspace.