Wednesday, 1 July 2015

MESSAGE FROM ABERYSTWYTH

National Library of Wales

Message from National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, received today here at Jones Towers:

"The National Library of Wales would like to invite you to participate in the UK Web Archive by archiving your web site (http://rhyl-life.blogspot.co.uk/). The UK Web Archive is a partnership between the National Library of Wales, the British Library, JISC, and the Wellcome Library, to preserve website for future users. We have identified this web site as an important part of Wales’ documentary heritage and would like it to remain available to researchers in the future. The archived copy of your web site will form part of our permanent collections.

"There are some benefits to you in having your site archived by the UK Web Archive; We will not only take the necessary preservation action to keep your publication accessible as hardware and software changes over time but will also catalogue your publication through the websites of both the National Library of Wales (www.nlw.org.uk) and the UK Web Archive (www.webarchive.org.uk), thereby increasing awareness of your publication among researchers."


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So, this blog is to be preserved by the National Library of Wales and be immortal. I confess to shedding tears when I read that. It is a big honour. My thanks to the many Rhyl Life contributors.

The photo of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, is from http://www.gwynnorrell.co.uk/

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