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Agenda for the joint BNF, ONB, SB, KB and BNE NetarchiveSuite tele-conference 14-06-2016, 13:00-14:00.

Practical information


  • BNF: Sara, Annick, Lam
  • ONB: Michaela, Andreas
  • KB/DK: Søren, Tue, Jonas, Stephen, Nicholas
  • SB: Colin, Sabine, Niels
  • BNE: Mar
  • KB/SE: Bengt ??, Stewart ??

Introducing new members

Niels Bønding from Netarkivet.

The royal Library of Sweden is going to use NAS. Bengt Neiss and Stewart Rutledge are joining the teleconferences.

NAS 5.1 Update

Feedback from DK on running NAS 5 + Heritrix 3.

A property in H3 respects the crawl-delay in robots.txt and by default sets it with 300 sec.

If you want to disable this property then add value 0 to ignore the robots.txt crawl-delay.

See the property marked with yellow:

NAS workshop

End of January 2017 - 2,5 days - in Vienna

Please complete Michaela's poll :

Status of the production sites


Broad crawl
We started the second broad crawl 2016 with a limit of 100 MB from each domain to be crawled.

Event crawls
We stopped the refugee crisis crawl. We did a smaller event crawl for the “Eurovision Song Contest”, were we focused on the Danish participants presence on Twitter and on thematic news sections. We are preparing for a crawl of the Olympic in Rio.

Selctive crawls
We started the implementatoin of our revised collection strategy. We have almost established the new selective crawls of national news sites.

One of the first social media platforms,, closed at 1st  June. We had problems with our last complete crawl before the closing. With a specially developed modul, where the FetchDNS method is changed, we hope to be able to get all content directly from their server.

Potential collaboration project
The Parliamentary Library gives inhouse access to historical (archived) versions of the political parties’ websites. They are not quite satisfied with their solution. Netarchive and the Parliamentary Library are looking at potential future cooperation on this subject.

Niels Bønding is project lead for curation now.


This month we're opening an experimental access interface, Archives de l'internet Labs. This interface provides full-text searching of a small part of our collections, with the possibility to export results and save searches and selections in a personal workspace. It also provides access to statistics and metadata on the collections.

This interface builds on the work we have done over the past year or so on data mining and full text indexing. It is part of a four-year project at the BnF studying the creation of a service to provide researchers with corpora from the digital collections of the BnF, the web archives having been chosen as the case study for the first year of the project. For the moment this interface will only be available to researchers working on two specific projects who have signed a convention with the BnF, but as part of the overall project we will be looking at how this kind of service can be offered to more researchers.


  • Please complete the doodle poll for the NAS meeting in Vienna by end of July:
    The number of participants is needed to calculate the budget. Thank you!
  • End of May presidential elections took place in Austria, the crawl continues until the new president is sworn in. As mentioned during one of the last calls, one of the political parties is blocking our crawlers. We captured the content with, but still had no time to investigate how to include the warc-files into our archive.
  • The new online search interface will be launched soon and we look forward to your feedback. We are currently waiting for a security check of our IT-department to be completed.



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