Project results until 09.2021
Selection of the web presences: Approximately 150 university-owned or -related web presences were subjected to an elaborate autopsy. About 30 presences were classified as worthy of archiving. These include the domains of the university itself, the student clubs as well as scientific and cultural associations and projects. In the future, the university's own social media channels Twitter and Facebook will also be included in the selection.
Definition of link depth: In principle, all web pages are included. However, for some sub-pages, such as the Moodle learning platform, or the telephone directory, a low link depth was defined in order to merely document the presence of these pages.
Definition of significant properties: Among the significant properties worth archiving is above all the so-called look and feel: pages with videos, changing galleries and content, as well as further links will thus also be represented in an archive version.
Definition of the archiving frequency: The website of the TU Ilmenau will be archived twice a year in perspective, those of all other domains every two years. Important events, such as the Corona epidemic, will also be archived outside the specified frequency.
The public websites are crawled with the open source tool "Heritrix". The intranet provided with a login is also collected manually with an open source tool "pywb". The storage is executed with the WARC format specified for web archiving according to ISO 28500.
The metadata are collected in the archival information system and will be made available online in the future.
The usability of the archived web presences and social media channels is legally very limited. Only after the transfer of the necessary rights of use can the archive release the content outside the premises. Therefore, the online presentation of the websites will be done step by step.
Currently, the archived web presences of the Ilmenau University of Technology are temporarily released on the intranet. This is intended to give the university structural units the opportunity to check for themselves which content has been saved and may no longer need to be transferred to the university's new web presence.