Kulturarw3 (
National Library of Sweden
The Royal Library (Kungl. biblioteket, abbreviated KB), National Library of Sweden, tasked since 1661 with collecting all Swedish printed publications, has inaugurated a project, entitled Kulturarw3 (The Swedish Archiw3e), with a view to the long-term preservation of electronic documents. The aim of this project is to test methods of collecting, preserving and providing access to Swedish electronic documents which are accessible on line in such a way that they can be regarded as published. Through this project KB is also laying the foundations of a collection of Swedish electronic publishing for our time and for coming generations. Kulturaw3 uses NWA-Combine, a modified version of the Combine harvester, optimized for archiving purposes.

Combine - NWA version (

Eva - the acquisition and archiving of electronic network publications (
Helsinki University Library
1.6.1997 (start)

Documents: explicit description (

Internet Archive (
USA, San Francisco
1996 (start)
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit that was founded to build an `Internet library,' with the purpose of offering free access to historical digital collections for researchers, historians, and scholars. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to build more well-rounded collections. The Internet archive uses the Alexa indexer to perform its crawls.

original, draft version (
local copy

Pandora (
National Library of Australia
June 1996 (start)
With the increasing amount of material being produced by online electronic publishing, issues concerning the long-term access and permanent archiving of such materials are creating great concern in academic and research communities throughout the world. In Australia, many of the parties with a stake in access to digital publications are attempting to understand the issues involved and to develop strategies to deal with them.
    PANDORA is a project initiated by the National Library of Australia to investigate strategies for the storage, preservation and access to digital data in the context of the creation of an electronic archive of library materials. This study is being funded in part by the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AV-CC) Working Group on Electronic Publishing.

Pandora - archiving Electronic Publications (

WebArchiv (
National Library of the Czech Republic, IT Center of the Masaryk University
Czech Republic, Brno
April 2000 (start)
uses the Nedlib crawler

Our Digital Island (
State Library of Tasmania
Our Digital Island provides access to Tasmanian Web sites that have been preserved for posterity by the State Library of Tasmania.

other Documents: Our Digital Island: Web preservation issues and solutions at the State Library of Tasmania (

National Library of Canada Electronic Collection (
National Library of Canada (NLC)
The Electronic Collection of the National Library of Canada (NLC) consists of Canadian books and periodicals published online. It includes more than 3,000 titles published by both the commercial publishing sector and the government publishing sector. The archived publications exist in various formats, including HTML, ASCII and others, i.e., the format in which they were produced. In some cases, certain software such as Acrobat Reader, RealAudio, Ghostview or others are required to read publication content.

other Documents: Electronic Publications Pilot Project (