Friday, 19 November 2010

Airminded in the UK Web Archive

Airminded has been archived by the British Library's UK Web Archive, which 'contains websites that publish research, that reflect the diversity of lives, interests and activities throughout the UK, and demonstrate web innovation'. It's one of (at present) 487 blogs, 461 history websites, and 47 international relations, diplomacy and peace websites thus indexed. As you can see from the screenshot above, they've archived Airminded on 19 November 2010, and presumably will do at other points in the future.

This is nice because it's something I can cite in job or grant applications to show that my blogging has some sort of 'national significance'. Well, at least it would do in the UK -- it might not be as useful in Australia. And yes, I did point out to the BL that the blog is written in Australia (and hosted in the United States), but they seem not to mind!

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12 thoughts on “Friday, 19 November 2010

  1. Urban Garlic


    I think they're very perceptive -- I know that your blog is enormously interesting to me, and I guess I fall in the category of "interested amateur".

    I'm not in the UK myself, but there must be folks like me who are.

  2. ... straight to the pool room, of course, mate.

    Can I say "I knew him before he was archived in the BL"?

    I will anyway, of course.

    Well done!

  3. Neil Datson


    Surely it's nostalgia that isn't what it used to be? The trouble with posterity is that there's just no future in it.

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