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This document provides information about the UK Web Archive that is natively Memento compatible.

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UK Web Archive

Archive Content

The UK Web Archive is made available by the British Library and contains websites that publish research, that reflect the diversity of lives, interests and activities throughout the UK, and demonstrate web innovation. This includes "grey literature" sites: those that carry briefings, reports, policy statements, and other ephemeral but significant forms of information. Further information about this web archive is available via its home page.

Memento Protocol Information

The UK Web Archive is accessible via the Memento "Time Travel for the Web" protocol. Hence, it supports datetime negotiation to access a version of a web resource as it existed at a specific moment in time. Check out the brief introduction to Memento if you are not familiar with it.

Presuming the Original Resource (current version) is http://www.jisc.ac.uk, then the resources that are relevant for the Memento protocol are:

Integration with the Original Dataset

The original dataset is UK Government web sites. In responses to HTTP requests, these resources don't provide a Link header with a "timegate" link to point at their TimeGate for the UK Government Web Archive.