“Websites don’t last forever. Formats change, whole sites disappear and, once lost, digital content is irretrievable. But from the 6 April 2013, this will change as the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge University Library and Trinity College Dublin, gain powers to archive the entire UK web, along with e-journals, e-books and other formats.”
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Curators and other experts have chosen the top 100 websites that they believe will make essential viewing for future researchers at: http://www.bl.uk/100websites/top100.html These include Twitter and Facebook and there are some unusual ones such as: Argos, Moonpig and the Dracula Society.