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The 2019 NAS workshop will take place on February 20-22 and will be hosted by National Library of Spain in Madrid.

Location: National Library of Spain

Address: Paseo de Recoletos, 20-22 - 28071-Madrid


Hotels nearby: We suggest to look for some offers on for these hotels below, as the Library can't provide special offers.






Colin Samuel Rosenthal

Knud Aage Hansen 

Stephen Hunt

Tue Hejlskov Larsen

Anders Klindt Myrvoll

Sabine Schostag


Andreas P



Sara Aubry

Clara Wiatrowski

Géraldine Camile


NL of SwedenThomas


+ 1 person TBC

Table of Contents

Topics to be discussed:

  • State of the art of current bugs and possible fixes
  • State of the art of current developments and upcoming developments  in NetarchiveSuite
  • Integration of latest H3 stable release
  • Videos, social media, Umbra (installation, configuration tests and usage)
  • Introducing WARC 1.1
  • Brainstorming on priorities for future developments
  • Brief state of the art on access tools: use and perspectives in the different institutions
  • SolrWayback demo
  • How does your NAS Deployment/Configuration look like (Settings, Hardware)?

  • NAS missing features
  • Brainstorming on priorities for future developments
  • Scheduling harvests at a precise date or period
  • Presentation of BCweb latest release and futures evolutions
  • Coordination of external selections
  • What documentation shall we provide for researchers?
  • Webarchives and digital preservation

See topics and agenda from 2017 Vienna Workshop


Schedule for 20.02.2019 (12:30-17:30)

12:30 - 14:00 Arrival, sandwiches and coffee

14:00 - 14:15 Welcome (Ana Santos Aramburo, director of BNE)

14:15 - 14:30 Workshop introduction (Mar, Sara)

14:30 - 16:00 Institution updates and plans for 2019

  • Update from ONB (Michaela, Andreas)
  • Update from BNE (Mar, Juan Carlos)
  • Update from BnF (Géraldine, Sara)
  • Update from KB Danemark (Sabine, Tue)
  • Update from KB Sweden (Pär, Thomas)

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break

16:15 - 17:30 NetarchiveSuite 5.5: demo and discussion of latest features including Umbra (Colin), feedback on tests (all)

20:00 or 21:00 Dinner (at own expense)

Schedule for 21.02.2019 (9:00-17:00)

09:00 - 12:30

Technical track:

  • Share NAS deployment and configuration in our institutions to identify used/unused components (all)
  • Discuss state of the art of current bugs and possible fixes
    • Current Bugs identified during ONB Domain Crawl 2018 (Andreas)
  • Discuss state of the art of current and upcoming developments
  • Discuss possible integration of latest H3 stable release and WARC 1.1
  • ??? Review lists of NAS bugs and missing features from 2017 DK list - BnF list
  • Brainstorm on priorities for future developments from a technical perspective
  • Sum up

Curator track:

  • Review and update the NAS curator roadmap (NASC) with comments from Vienna meeting
  • Brainstorm on priorities for future developments from a curatorial perspective
  • Discuss what type of documentation to provide for researchers (Michaela)
  • Discuss practices and challenges in coordinating external selections
  • Sum up

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Sum up of curators and technical priorities. Discuss the possibility to submit an IIPC project.

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00 Access tools to webarchives:

  • Discuss perspectives, projects and questions in the different institutions
  • ??? Demo of SolrWayback

17:00 - 19:00 ?? Guided tour of the BNE

Schedule for 22.02.2019 (9:00-14:30)

09:00 - 10:00 Update on BCweb

  • Demo of BCweb new functionalities
  • Update on current and upcoming developments
  • Update on open source status

10:00 - 12:30 Selecting, harvesting, accessing and preserving videos:

  • Experiences and practices in the different institutions
  • Discuss common tool integration

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

12:30 - 13:00 Community next steps

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch and goodbye