Digital library saves vital web documents

Web pages have an average lifespan of 77 days, meaning documentation of historical events can vanish with a single click. Critically important documents are moving exclusively to the internet, and the California Digital Library is working closely with academics to preserve web-based information before updates erase current events.

A $2.4 million grant issued by the Library of Congress, aimed at saving and archiving federal and local government online information, also helped

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