UK Web Archive

UK Web Archive

I received the following email through the Contact page of this blog.  It sounds positive news to be archived by the National Library of Wales though I am unsure of how much credibility such an achievement holds? Are any old sites given this honour?  I prefer to think not and would like to think I can be proud that my blog has come to the attention of such an esteemed organisation.


 The National Library of Wales would like your permission to provide public access to copies of your website held within the UK Web Archive.

The Library, working with our legal deposit partners, archives UK websites under the terms of the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013. This content is collected at least once a year, building up an archive of UK websites as they change over time. Under legal deposit legislation, access to the archived content is restricted to the premises of the legal deposit libraries.

To highlight the importance of the archive, and to widen access to the archived content, we seek permission from selected website owners to provide public access to their content within the archive. Where permission is granted, access to the archived websites is made available freely across the web. The public archive can be seen at

If you are happy for your site to be made publicly accessible via the archive, please send an email to in order for us to send you an online licence form.

Once your permission is granted, this will require no further effort on your part.

Information about legal deposit, copyright and how your archived website will be made available can be found in our FAQ pages at
Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to your hearing from you.

Kind regards

Aled Betts
Llyfrgellydd Cynorthwyol/Assistant Librarian
Datblygu Casgliadau/ Collection Development
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/National Library of Wales Aberystwyth Ceredigion
SY23 3BU

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